If we did as we were told

Parents, teachers, bosses and so on all say ‘do as you are told’.

If we always did as we were told, where would the human race be? Would anything have been invented? Would anyone have stood up to tyranny? Would anyone have done anything about injustice? Where would we be without the rule breakers?

We are not here to do as we are told.

Going along for the ride


If you feel life is a ride, that you seem to be just going along for, for the sake of it, then ask yourself when was the last time you did something truly bold? Something different? Something a little risky? Something crazy?

When was the last time you shouted out loud standing in the pouring rain? When did you last jump up and down in a puddle? When was the last time you ran with all your power down the street? When did you last jump off a boat into the sea? When did you last ride a roller coaster or go to the fair? When did you last do a headstand? When was the last time you did something that was not your normal way? When did you last laugh until it hurt? When did you last break the rules? When did you last switch off your routine life and break out of ‘jail’ and do something wild?

That doesn’t mean that you have to become someone else, always be you, but don’t just sit on the bus and ride it, make a splash. I’m not saying go out and rob a bank, not that kind of crazy rule breaking.

We’ll have eternity to be normal, follow the rules and stay on the bus. Life is for the unexpected and magical things that comfort zones don’t allow for.

Break the rules.