In this week’s Master Key Master Mind Alliance conference call, Davene Januszewski recalled a conversation that she had with Mark Januszewski in a coffee shop. She said that Mark made the following statement to her, “You’ve been infected by the subcultures you run in, and they’ve been effected by society.” This was like the truth slapped me in the face to me when I heard it.
Most of us do become infected by the groups that we run with. Our parent’s, our friend’s, teacher’s, the media, and so on, give us their opinions, or rules, that we must follow in order to be normal, and most people seem to conform easily – infected. Only then are we considered a member of our society.
But what happens if we don’t conform. If we don’t believe, what they believe. People get weird right? Davene also said, “They need you to conform to validate their choices.” Another slap in the face!
When we live our lives, dictated by social norms, we become copies, of copies, of copies, which is something else that Davene stated. Man! So many slaps in the face, I think my head is going to fall off.
The rare people that decide to think for themselves are usually though of as weird, or freaks, or idiots, you name it. People look at them and think that they have some kind of mental illness because they are not like everyone else, like the rest of society; however, those “freaks”, tend to be the true thinkers that can cause positive change in our society, in our world. Walt Disney, Bill Gates, Roger Bannister, Nicola Tesla, were all thought to be a little crazy, or eccentric, with their “radical thoughts”, and ideas, but what did they accomplish by not conforming? Well, you know.
This reminds me of a story that goes hand in hand with this. It goes something like this.
At the edge of a forest, by a small farm, an newly hatched eagle had fallen out of a nest, but it safely landed in the grass. The farmer happened to walk by and he saw it. Thinking that it was one of his chicks, he took it and put it in the chicken coop (subcultures/society).
This little eagle grew up doing what the chickens did, and believing that he was a chicken. He clucked like a chicken, he scratched at the ground like a chicken, and he even tried his hand at crowing like a rooster.
In addition, the eagle, who had the ability to fly, in fact he had the ability to soar very high in the sky, never got more than a couple of feet off the ground his entire life. The eagle lived an OK life, but he never realized, his true potential.
Are you an eagle living as a chicken, among chickens?
I know this, because of the Master Key Master Mind Alliance, my eyes have been opened. I know I have unlimited potential, and I am no longer willing to live the life of a chicken. I will think for myself, and really truly think because, thinking and prayer is the doorway to God, our omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent creator.
I will also be weary about who I listen to, and not come to conclusions so quickly based on what other people say. I’ll think, and act, like an eagle, and soar high in the sky.