Monday, May 19, 2014

Are you living by your own or someone else’s rules?

This weeks sparkenation.

I have a friend who when confronted with the regular silliness of society's rules says “Who made that rule?!”

The thing about conventional wisdom is that often it isn’t wise.

“Dogma is living with the results of other people’s thinking”, said Steve Jobs.

Of course for our safety and other people’s we must abide by certain rules. There are many, many rules though that we just follow blindly that don't make any sense at all. Are you living by your own or someone else’s rules?

“I must point out that my rule of life prescribes as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.”
Winston Churchill

He lived till age 91.

“Polonius (Father):
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!
Laertes (his Son):
Most humbly do I take my leave, my lord.”
Hamlet Act, scene 3.
William Shakespeare

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Ian

PS A key result of being a member of Maverick Thinkers Studio is living by your own rules. There are now just 28 days left to take up the very special inaugural membership offers. Find out all about them here.

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