Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Brilliant or lazy?

I saw a poster the other day that said something like "The job of a teacher is not to cut the wings but to direct the flight", lovely thought isn't it?
As children we see the world as a place where anything can happen, the possibilities are endless, we are creative, intuitive and brave. Then we grow up, and  the majority of us lose our "wings",  why?
We are told to study, have good grades and find a job, so we do. We graduate, we get a job, we buy a car and then a house, we start a family, maybe we get a dog and so on. This is life, ultimately it is what we are meant to do. We are social beings, having family and friends is part of what we are, it is one of our basic needs but it is not a reason to stop chasing our dreams. We don't have to turn into boring adults to make a living.
Some people never lose their wings, those are the ones that think differently from the rest of us. They are the ones that, like a child, question everything. They are the ones brave enough to make their lives a succession of experiments. They are not afraid of failure, they are called crazy more often than not but they don't care, because  every step gets them closer to their goals. Did I mention that they have families too? They do.
What makes these few people so different from the rest of us? I don't think it has anything to do with school nor the way we have our society build. I think we become lazy! It is so much easier to have a job that even though it makes us miserable it provides us with a regular income. And let's be honest, most people measure happiness by the amount of stuff they own.
So if you don't like your job you're the only one to blame!