There is a place for the standard, the “normal”, but it’s the dreamers who make our world better.
So, here’s a thought that’s been on my mind lately. I know I’ll leave out some of the nuances and other angles from which this could be explored, but for now, this is just my take on an important matter: the matter of ‘normal’ versus the idea of being extraordinary.
We live in a country and a culture founded by people who were, in the nation they came from, extraordinary—even abnormal. They were dissenters; rabble-rousers. They were explorers—willing to take risks and shake up the status quo for the chance to make something new that would eclipse the grandeur of the old.
They were not by-the-numbers, by-the-book people. They didn’t stay in their houses and go along with things they didn’t like out of fear of what the neighbors would think. They didn’t stay where they were because a dream of going somewhere else was impractical.
They were not ‘normal.’ …
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