A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013

Friday, May 15, 2009

"Break Away" by G.

It takes a powerful mental effort to deviate from that giant mix of ideas and beliefs that we collectively call the "norm". The norm is the safe route, the marked path, the well worn trail. If you stay in the norm, you'll most probably be a normal member of society. Nothing special, and nothing noticeable, but stable. But a dream never really can become reality while staying with the norm. Nothing new happens when the same things are done over and over again. When that choice is made; a choice for learning or doing something new, then you have taken the first step off the beaten path.

It's surprising sometimes to see how much some people enjoy taking down the small glimmer of a person's dream or idea. I wonder if these people have any idea what they've extinguished. That spark of thought could have turned into so many things, only to be shot down by the verbal bullets people fire without thinking. So tell me, why do people try to discourage others? Are they afraid of what that person could do? Are they afraid of what they can't do? Nothing much would exist without someone in history dreaming about it first. If they had took the numerous verbal bullets fired at them to the heart instead of shrugging them off, their ideas would die just as fast as they were conceived. And a final note; what would it take for a person to break away from the norm to make an idea reality? Thoughts are welcome.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I guess the reason that no one follows through with an idea or supports it is because they perceive it to be dangerous.

For one thing, coming up with an idea typically means that you want to change something that has become the norm. By doing so you are bound to offend someone who believes the status quo is the best way to be. So by suggesting an idea, you are probably attacking what they believe is to be right.

Another reason why people might be hostile is that they may perceive the idea to be associated with something bad, especially when you consider things that become political.

As for people not willing to go through with their ideas, well, humans are not always brave. Most are always worried about being stable and safe as you said. If all humans were brave and altruistic, this world would be much different.