What if you’re not crazy?

A crazy idea…

Everyone likes to think they’re different, but most behave the same, because most people are around average…

But what if, every generation there are some who see better what’s going on, who love being alive, who can’t believe their luck, who get it, but being dispersed through society without community, mostly just live out their lives caught in the same flow of distraction, resentment, fear, delusion and stress as everyone else, yet all the while feeling deep down odd, but…

Thoughts and feelings don’t do anything, only what we do does.

I can’t believe that everyone alive is equally born to consume, conform and fade… can you? What if the odd, the different, could self-identify and say:

“Look world, I for one think life is great and I will gladly do, learn, experience and leave the world a better place for my having existed.”

“The mainstream and its expectations, the bullies, the rule-makers, the jealous, the fearful, can’t stop me.”

That would change the world in a generation…

The game now playing out in human society is the short game; quick gratification, consumption, monitisation, distraction and fear. Meanwhile; technology is becoming more important to the system than people are.

We are the millennial generation, with our cool toys and distractions, driving at an uncertain future.

From among us, doers and oddballs who can raise up our heads and hearts for the long game are needed if this planet will become a cool, fun and happy place for us and our descendants.

What makes us different, the essential, the artists, makers, coders, runners, outsiders, the disruptive tribe that has lived scattered too long, disregarded and ineffective is a willingness to get better at life and make life better by doing different. So let’s take some steps and see where we can do…

Talbot in the Dublin mountains.

I’m Talbot, founder of longame.org — a real-life mission game for setting and achieving fitness and life goals. We are an independent start-up based in Ireland. Get in touch here or pick your mission here: http://longame.org/go/

Thanks for reading — Tal, 2017.