Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Defiance Of The Different

Most importantly, if you can at all avoid it, don't be normal. Strive, burn and do everything you can to avoid being the industry standard. Even the highest industry standard. Be greater than anything anyone else has ever dreamed of you. Don't settle for pats on the back, salary increases, a nod-and-a-smile. Instead, rage against the tepidness of the mundane with every fiber of whatever makes you, you. Change this place.

Please, do that for me.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I could do anything for you.

Anonymous said...

you will never know how much i needed to hear this, on this very morning. I'm at the brink of making the change in the face of all those who have never believed in me...and i needed that reminder...i will do it for you.

Anonymous said...

Awesome awesome awesome! So true.

Ramona said...

Awesome awesome awesome! So true!

~*~ said...

Compellingly inspiring.

Melissa said...

"Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
Dylan Thomas

Anonymous said...

I will. I promise.

Anonymous said...

love you

FeverDream said...

i changed this place for more than you, although i had you somewhere in the back of my head pushing me forward. i did this for the phone calls that brought tears and the words that brought shame. i did this for those who couldn't speak up and for those that were afraid to. i did it because i am tired. i am tired of being walked on and kicked aside because of my age. I AM YOUNG! that doesn't make me infallible. and that certainly does not make me foolish.

Merissa K. said...

Oh yes, you wrote this for me indeed.

Thank you Iain, thank you.

Dani said...

Always. For you and for me. <3

Iris said...

"But there is a secret I do not tell you;
I have dulled my spark
and weakend my heart
so I could continue
to stay where I knew
I did not flourish

I leave not only you
but also the part of me
that fears my own song's truth."

(Jewel Kilcher)

I'm sorry.

Anonymous said...

Have the world changed?

Savannah said...

As facing death you will be so sorry exactly for this, for not being true to yourself, for not living your life to the full, for not having the courage to be the majority of one...

Christina PeNguyen said...

You are amazing! Thank you for inspiring, and reminding me to be a better me. Thank you for giving me courage <33

indigosoul77 said...

Who are you?....
and my soul kinda went, "hey.... i do know you. How did i?"

Chandra said...

Cool!