You were born with nothing ordinary about you, being a unique creation of human life. Through socialization though, you got assigned a social number, and you are expected to adhere to the norm. If you do the ordinary very well, you may be titled “extraordinary,” although originality, self-reliance, and personal growth requiring non-conformity would be much better indications of it.
Do you have a vision that is still difficult to proof feasible? Do you believe in the possibility of the seemingly impossible? Do you take your dreams seriously? I mean seriously enough to also act upon them? Then you might have listened to your natural intuition and have followed your very personal and therefore extraordinary calling.
Of course, to make army’s, corporations, and systems working smoothly, soldiers, workforce, and gears are necessary. Every single item is controlled to work reliably. Often, if we are encouraged to be extraordinary, we are rather meant just to be more ordinary. Resources aren’t supposed to think; they just have to function efficiently. Are we sure we need to be part of such systems? If all the earth’s resources and space weren’t acquired and withhold by a small “elite” and were still accessible to all, we would think differently and regard it natural to live a more independent life from current societal constraints. Are we even aware of what the machines we’re contributing to be producing at all? Is it our responsibility to know that after all? I think it is, even under any economic personal circumstances, for our own and everybody else’s benefit. Here comes why.
Not questioning and just following group dynamics are ultimately the causes of conflict, war, and genocide. That hard; yes. Therefore it is necessary to think the risks to the end, which starts with everybody of us. In that sense, do understand the ordinary and seek to be different according to your good gut feeling. If you don’t know exactly what all the ordinary does you are asked to support, then, even more, refrain from it. The creator or user of the system may use it for something you wouldn’t want to have contributed to.
So, being extraordinary means to esteem your originality, to be courageously self-reliant and self-actualizing, yet to be kindly collaborative in spirit together with all the other extraordinary minds of our infinitely rich and fascinating world full of potential from and for everybody.
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