THE LONER THE GROUPIE AND THE BALL OF GAS
There are two basic approaches to seeking safety in our otherwise dangerous lives, the most obvious of which focuses on a core belief that the greatest SAFETY is found in the greatest NUMBERS. Those who employ this plan, let’s call them GROUPIES, are constantly on the lookout for group approval from as many groups as possible.
Those who are said to belong to GROUP TWO are often called LONERS which belies the assumption that they belong to a group at all.
GROUPIES believe that LONERS are afraid to mingle and socialize.
LONERS consider the GROUPIES a necessary annoyance; LONERS are rarely LONELY.
Nevertheless, they understand the necessity for leaving their desks, easels and laboratories to re-energize; even THE LONE RANGER had TONTO and SILVER and his minimal social needs were met by rescuing the victims of tyranny.
LONERS are natural LEADERS but generally LEAD only themselves.
GROUPIES depend on LONERS for fresh ideas.
LONERS depend on GROUPIES to make these fresh ideas come to life, often to become traditions.
LONERS and GROUPIES depend on yet another group to act as a liaison. MEMBERS of this GROUP are actually a sub group of LONERS. TRUE LONERS are basically scholars and artists. This third group exploits both the LONERS and the GROUPIES. They are called ENTREPRENEURS. Their focus is on FREEDOM from all forms of external restraint.
As for the author of this oversimplified explanation of life…
I am the planet hurtling through space believing that my path is a straight line when in reality I have been trapped by the gravity of a GIANT BALL OF GAS which controls my path by keeping me in orbit…