I’ve learned from my own life-experience that there is beauty in being true to yourself – being true to your DNA. So many people are seeking others to define who they are – what they should be, what they should do, what they should say, how they should think, how they should act, how they should dress, where they should go, what they should like, what they should buy… the list goes on. We’ve even gotten ourselves into this hip/cool trend of mimicking other people’s success. Sad, but true.
So, what should we do?
This idea of ignoring everybody – to me – stirs up a deeper conversation that I think few people are having.
A conversation about tuning out the many voices in our head, on our television and computer screens, in our books, on our Blackberries and iPhones, in our classrooms, and even in our families just for a moment. Why? So that we can begin tuning in to our own voice, passions, dreams, and ideas. So that we can begin discovering our own DNA.
Ignoring EVERYBODY may seem like a bold/arrogant way of doing things, but sometimes it’s a courageous idea like this that revolutionizes one’s life. Otherwise, when and how else will we come to terms with who we really are? At what point do we start answering the Who and What and Why in our own lives?
Some of the most life-changing, creative, and revolutionary moments of my life have been when I removed myself from all of the noise and all the voices, and started getting in touch with my “star player” (as Kat Williams would say) – my DNA. When I just said “SHUT UP” to all the distractions.
Interestingly, I just found out that Hugh MacLeod‘s latest book – Ignore Everybody – sort of touches on this idea from a creative standpoint. Either way, I think the conversation needs to be had.
I think I might grab a copy of this new book and spark some dialogue about this idea myself.
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