An observation worth noting … and pondering, from George Bernard Shaw ✼ :
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world;
the unreasonable man persists
in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefor all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
Who among us hasn’t chosen to play life safely from time to time, if not most of the time?
Bending against the curve of life’s “normal” rules takes courage; sometimes a bit of insanity, too. It’s so much easier for any number of practical, emotional, intellectual, and psychological reasons to go with the flow and make as few waves as possible while (one hopes) carving out a safe and pleasing life.
Not everyone is satisfied with that choice. Most of us probably rebel at it from to time, but quickly fall away from pursuing that path too far down the road. Safe and comfortable is an understandable choice.
But now and then Life demands change, and it is rarely the path of the safe and comfortable which brings it about. If there is belief and commitment and passion to a calling too strong to ignore, then being unreasonable by the usual standards is precisely the path called for. It’s always a choice, but deciding that “unreasonable” is not a barrier to achievement is a powerful belief.
Act on that, and Life Will Answer
✼ Playwright, Oscar-winner, Nobel Laureate
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* THE MIDDLE AGE FOLLIES
This new column began on February 3, 2014. It’s a slightly skewed look at life for those of us on the north side of 50.
* THE TRETIAK AGENDA
A political thriller filled with unexpected plot twists and drawn from real world historical events, this eBook is now available for purchase.
Excerpts are available at my website, at the link above.
* LIFE WILL ANSWER
(The inspiration for this blog). This eBook is scheduled for Publication on March 5, 2014.
Excerpts are being posted as of January 15th.
I’m a writer Looking Left and Right:
Inspiring Different Ideas, Envisioning Better Tomorrows
by sharing observations about the ideologies
which motivate our political, economic, and cultural discussions.