Difference (dɪ-fə-rəns) – The quality that makes one person or thing unlike another.
We live in a world surrounded by negativity and hate, not because of our own actions, but because of that of the media. We have evolved to focus on the negative and exclude the positive.
I listened to a talk by Joe Rogan recently, and it had a profound affect on me. He talked about our capitalistic society and HOW a small number of individuals control a vast percentage of the population, it is through DOUBT and FEAR. Looking back on conversations I have had with someone extremely close to me over the past year this concept finally made sense to me.
“We spend money that we do not have, on things we do not need, to impress people we do no like.” –Will Smith
Take a moment to deconstruct this quote from the video.
“It is a lot more dangerous for a plane to stay on the ground … on the ground, the plane starts to rust, malfunction and wear, much faster than it ever would in the air.”
“Planes were build to live in the sky, and every person was built to live out the dream they have inside.”
It is one thing to say something, and another to actually do it. Next time you are about to make a decision, I challenge you to take a second, reflect, and truly decide if it is something YOU want to do, and not something YOU have become conditioned by external circumstances to believe is right. I promise, if you mindfully try to complete this task everyday, you will live a happier and less regret infused life, no matter how big the change.
It is very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.