“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do it this way. Do it that. Go with what your taught to do. Don’t dare to do anything different…What a bunch of poop!
Most people think that they have to think, act, believe, and live in a certain way. They become so used to societies way of doing everything. It’s almost as if everyone falls into a pattern that they most do everything like those who come before them and if they dare to do something a different way it’s no good.
I’m here to tell you all to screw the idea of having to do things the way everyone else does. All the best people in the world dared to do something different from everyone else.
I feel like this topic fits perfectly for today because today is the 1 year of my cousin Loris death. As I have said so many times she was always her own person. She always did things her own way and didn’t fall into the ‘normal’ way of doing things.
I remember when I was over at her house one day she was listening to Elvis while cooking food. I thought that was the coolest thing because she obviously didn’t grow up in the Elvis generation, but she still listened to him simply because she loved his music. To be honest I see so many people just listen to music because they feel like it’s up to date. Some people even treat good music like it expires after a certain period. Which I can’t even begin to tell you how much that bugs me. Back to what I was saying though many people are like that, yet that didn’t stop Lori from listening to the music she wanted to listen to.
I want to throw a question at you all: Why are you not doing what you want to do? Is it because of others opinions? Is it because of the way you were raised? Is it because you are scared? Is it because it’s never been done before? Is it because you don’t think you have what it takes? I want you all to really think what’s stopping you from doing things your way.
We all fall into this trap that things must be done a certain way, but that theory is total garbage. There is always more than one way of doing things. So why not do it your own way then? Why do you have to be like everyone else on the planet? Guess what that is? Boring. That is so freaking boring!
If you want to dress like it’s the 40s; why not?! There’s no rule that says you have to dress for a certain decade. If you want to get married early on or years later after being together with someone..who cares it’s your relationship. If you want to go back to school after you had all your kids..why can’t you? We tell ourselves we have to do things the way everyone else does, but it’s all lies. I’m telling you all…DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!
Think about what you really want out of life and just do it in your kind of way. There is no instruction manual that says for example “Amber you have to do this certain thing before you can do that.” No. That is total crap. Life is meant to be lived, and by living it that means you are going to do things your way. Yes, you are going to make your own mistakes, but you are also going to make your own wonderful discoveries.
I can see this already in my own life. I stayed in Florida when most people my age would have gone back home. I dared to be different though. Yes, it’s still so scary to me. Some days I still feel like packing up my bags and running back home, but I know that I’m doing this all for a reason, and even in the short amount of time that I’ve done this for I’ve already learned so much. Yet I wouldn’t have learned half the things or gotten to experience many things that I have if I hadn’t chosen a different path from everyone else. So I just want to leave you all with..go your own way and never look back!
Much love and best wishes,