Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss
The Curious among us are the Discoverers, the Scientists, the Artists and the Inventors. These are the Nonconformists, the Loners whose lives would reveal nothing new if held to the rigid view of the Rule- Makers the inner voices of the curious drowned out by the Voice of Dissension.
We also have among us the Anti Conformists who have little if anything to do with Conformity or the lack thereof. These people struggle against everything society has to offer. We call them Rebels Without a Cause.
And the Rule Makers…these are the voice of society; they want to be Leaders but they are generally the best of the Followers, ever “mindful” of jagged rocks and stony crags. “If it works, don’t fix it” they cry; if we followed their advice we would still be riding in a horse-drawn buggy or worse, we could still be afoot.
The Rule Makers bind themselves and others by stopping progress when the safety of all appears to be greatly improved by the Discoveries of the Non Conformists.
If this handful of words encourages you to decide to which group you want to belong, then grab a stick, close your eyes and start swinging at Life’s Pinata. You will soon break something (a rule?) or change nothing (settle for the current level of safety) or hang on to that stick and strike occasionally at something or if your safe place suddenly becomes dangerous and you fall and hurt yourself, then use that stick to rise above it all and use it as an aid to moving forward until another opportunity to change, presents itself, “‘Urrah”.
Is it wise to get the most important information that life has to offer by repeating the voice of the Discoverers? Or would we learn best what the Discoverers have to offer by becoming Discoverers ourselves? Gimme that stick.