On Getting What You Want
We begin our lives being somewhat poisoned by the worst of all values. We’re taught to follow the crowd, imitate our peers, and ignore anything contrary to what we’ve been taught. Our ability to think objectively is clouded by ignorant people with low standards and bad ideas. We don’t have to let people like that ruin us. We have so much more potential.
There’s no reason to spend your life following the beliefs of failures. When worst comes to worst, how bad is it to ignore the worthless conventional ideas that so many people adhere to? There’s no downside to ignoring rules if you do it correctly.
Come up with your own values — your own set of beliefs. A majority of people have failed at finding a way to lead a productive, fulfilling life — but you can be an outlier. You can force yourself to look objectively at life and get what you want out of it.
It’s as George Bernard Shaw once said:
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself.”
By ignoring the consensus of the majority, you can become what you truly want to be. Isn’t that what we all want?