Every once in a while, societies are upended, and life is significantly redefined. Standards change and the norm no longer works. Choosing to continue in old patterns while familiar become impractical. Persisting in same has seen the end of many an organisation.
The light bulb replaced the oil lamp, the automobile replaced the horse and carriage, and email has replaced surface mail for communication.
Looking at the beginning of such advancements reveals certain points.
At the start, the carriers of these ideas were largely regarded unwell and either because of the passion for the dream or the beauty of the idea, they kept on. And history remembers that they did – them, and not those who labeled them unwell.
Of course, there are risks to attempting the unusual. But then, pushing beyond what is normal is the definition of progress. Wouldn’t it be worth all the investment finding lasting solutions to the many issues of the world today? What if there was a way to solve the most complex challenges our world faces – wouldn’t it be worth it risking all we have come to define as comfort?
There’s so much to be done out there, so much good, so many differences to make.
And by the way, if your line of thinking has not been questioned in a while, then yes, the system has succeeded and you are now certified normal.
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