“Every society honors its live conformists and cherishes its dead troublemakers.” – Mignon Mclaughlin
From the moment you were born, you were unwittingly in the process of being indoctrinated into a multi-generational conspiracy designed to encourage conformity and discourage original thought.
Almost every institution that you have ever come in contact with is self-serving and has conformance, manipulation, mediocrity and control baked into their core.
From education to entertainment, from the foods you eat to the music you listen to, from the clothes you wear to the car you drive, from the books you read to the news you watch, and from politics to religion…they all work to get you to drink their Koolaid.
They actively and aggressively work to discourage original thought, uniqueness, individuality and differentiation.
The plague of mankind is the fear and rejection of truth.
It’s the belief that there is only one right way to live, only one right way to learn, and only one right way to regulate religious, political, sexual, financial and medical affairs.
That belief is the rotten fruit of conformance and the root cause of the greatest threat to mankind.
From the moment you were born, you have been groomed, molded and patterned to fit into the narrow and self-serving interests of a particular group, company, institution, clothing line or party.
You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors.
It is a self-perpetuating system, and it is one that you must resist or the consequences are utterly devastating.
One of the greatest regrets in life is the choice of sameness, of being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.
Yet, while the overwhelming majority of people are working hard to conform and fit in…the smart cookies are doing everything they can to stand out.
They inherently understand that conformity is a sign of weakness, and choose to live their lives authentically…on their own terms, not someone else’s.
Be careful, very careful as to what you expose your mind to and most importantly…do not conform.
To unleash your greatness, you need to be exposed to the principles of greatness.
Expose yourself to whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, and if anything is excellent or praise-worthy, expose yourself accordingly.
You only have one life, and you don’t have to live it the way other people expect you to.
To live life on your own terms…you must avoid following popular opinion, avoid conforming to the weak and highly vulnerable will of the majority, avoid the traps of indoctrination, and most important…avoid the seduction of the comfort zone.
Dare to be different, dare to do something big, bold and beautiful with your life.
Gary Ryan Blair