Lateral thought is too often disdained. It goes against the grain; it upsets people. Going ‘with the flow’ is kinder and accepted. Nod and agree. It’s safe. But does it actually get you anywhere?
I revere Richard Feynman as Gonzo, the Hunter. S. Thompson, of the world of physics; an alternate thinker, an explorer, an icon. Richard Feynman dropped a rubber O-ring into ice-water and revealed the cause of the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster. He was able to discover this by thinking outside of the box created by his contemporaries – by seeing a different reality. With his open mind, he was able to see what others never could.
By not caring what anyone else thought.
Go against the flow. Kick against the pricks. Stop doing what you’re told. Blaze your own path. Don’t hold back. Be yourself and say what you really think. Doubt. Ask. Compete only against yourself to be smarter and and more successful.
And if they don’t like it? Tell them to go elsewhere.
I love this man. I think his thoughts are worth 3 minutes of your day. 🙂
Are you thinking as YOU?