Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Breathe {inspiration for Wednesdays} has been a tough week around here.  Nothing I can really talk about right now, but that being said, I don't really have anything really inspiring to write today.  However, I will point you to a quote by Chris Guillebeau of  The Art of Non-Conformity.

I like it...may we all ask ourselves if we have taken to "jumping off bridges".... 

When you were a kid and wanted to do something your parents or teachers didn’t like, you may have heard the question, “If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you?” The idea is that it’s not good to do something stupid, even if everyone else is doing it. The logic is think for yourself instead of following the crowd.
It’s not bad advice, even if it’s sometimes used to exert control more than to support independent thinking. But one day, you grow up and suddenly the tables are turned. People start expecting you to behave very much like they do. If you disagree and don’t conform to their expectations, some of them get confused or irritated. It’s almost as if they are asking: “Hey, everyone else is jumping off the bridge. Why aren’t you?”

Breathe, smile and go slowly.

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