Passive and safe

The more we reduce risk from our lives as humans, the less progress we make. We become stagnant and lacking…the safeness removes the ‘frisante’ needed to create invention and daring.

Without risk, there is no point in trying anything new.

Risk is what gives us the charge we need to try something new knowing it may or may not work. Risk is at the outer edge of the circle, it is the threat of danger that builds the excitement and it’s why we love life, it is why we break out of the circle and create change. We break the rules and without that…well, life becomes controlled.

The never-ending craving for no risk in life as humans is leading us to a sterile, homogenised world of compliance and slavery. Simple cogs in the machine…passive and safe.

Break the rules

I don’t mean driving full speed through red lights.

I mean that we live by self-imposed rules that we put on ourselves or live by the rules that others impose on us.

We have rules imposed on us for some many things from gender rules, to what clothes we wear, to how we have to speak, to what we eat, how many of certain things we can consume and so on. We have so many rules that we are not consciously aware of most of them. Yet we live by them every single day.

Most of these rules are unwritten, passed on from generation to generation.

And many rules are only the ones that we choose to impose on ourselves in our own heads.

We blame society and others for the rules, yet we comply with them.

Each one of us is society, each person counts.

We need to be the leader we want to see, we need to be the change we want to see.

No good waiting for ‘them’.

Real fundamental change to the unwritten rules only comes when we are prepared to break them.

The human race evolved from rule breakers, not from the people who complied.

Challenge first the ones in our heads.

That will free us to be ready to break the rules of others.