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The wrong road

They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.

Antonio Porchi

 

Do you have the courage to follow your heart or do you follow the advice of others? Don’t get me wrong. Listening to advice is a good thing but how do you sound out what’s wisdom and what’s just a parroted version of what they were told? People who give advice are more often affirming their own decisions than truly considering yours. We act on that advice because it’s consistent with the social conscience we’re given and what’s considered normal.

I don’t believe we are all meant to walk the same road. At least, I don’t believe I am meant to. Following the standard rules and making the standard decisions can only lead to Thoreau’s life of quiet desperation. You’ll go to the grave with your song unsung.

It’s hard to choose differently. Few people try, let alone succeed. I’m not talking about people who become famous for the pursuit of their dream. I mean people who face their decisions with honesty and courage, who choose to live and love fearlessly. Such an attitude would take you to all manner of places, people and experiences. Surely that’s what it means to live your life and of that, surely, we are all capable.

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This entry was posted on October 6, 2009 by in Living fully.
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