A few years ago when people were still writing down all sort of crap into their "about me" tab on Facebook there was this one thing where they asked you what your favorite quote was. Remember it?
That's what I wrote down there:
“We've been all raised by television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars, but we won't and we're slowly learning that fact. and we're very very pissed off.”
That's something that Tyler Durden (played by Brad Pitt), the main character in the movie Fight Club said to his fellow Fight Clubbers. Now that I think about it, I wonder where this favorite quote tab ended up. I never deleted it or anything... Anyways.
And the stuff he said right there is something so profoundly right that it almost kills my brain. It makes the neurons in my brain explode. There are just way too many new connections being made in my brain that it just can't handle it anymore. BOOOM!
It's like the only thing you need to understand when you have doubts about why you're living such a damn mediocre life. Why you're in such a damn mediocre relationship. Why you have such a damn mediocre job. Why you're stuck in that mediocre life. And why you can't break out of that mediocre life.It's because we've been raised believing the stuff we saw on TV, the news or any other BS.
Everybody is trying to sell us dreams. That's how they make money. They're in the business of selling dreams. And it's a pretty good business to be in if you ask me.
They want us to believe that it's going to be an easy ride. The only thing we need to do to be safe and secure is to have a decent job. A house. A car. Insurances. And then at some point we'll be so safe that success and happiness will come automatically.
For sure. One day it's going to happen. We'll be an overnight success. Success. Mhhhh....
But as a matter of fact there is no such thing as overnight success. There's no such thing as an easy, safe and stable life anymore. Everything has become fluid. Changes too quickly. Unpredictable. Unstable.
And all of the things we do to try to build a stable and secure life will lead to even more mediocrity.
We like to play it safe. We were tricked into believing that playing it safe will make us happy. Successful. A success story. Because one day we're going to break free.
One day when we have enough money, enough time, are not depressed anymore, the kids left the house or we got that promotion we're going to have an awesome life. The life we always dreamed about.
But this time will never come.
There will never be a good time for change. It's always going to be hard. We will never really figure ourselves out. There will always be excuses.
So we keep playing it safe. Forever. We keep waiting for that one person to find us. To choose us. To promote us. To make us famous. To make us rich. To marry us.
And then after years (or decades) of waiting we realize that this is never going to happen.
We will never become movie gods or rock stars. That's when we start to realize that only taking mediocre risks for our entire lives, making mediocre efforts and not willing to change things will lead to a mediocre life.
A boring life. A life we're so afraid of living. A life wasted in mediocrity.
If you want to achieve something truly remarkable you have to take a truly remarkable risk.
And what we truly and deeply want in life is to be able to tell stories. Stories that amaze people. Stories our future (or current) children will tell their friends. Unimaginable stories. Crazy stories. Stories that change the world. That touched people's lives.
The world is changing. Faster than ever before.
What worked yesterday might not work anymore tomorrow. But some things will always work.
No matter how many robots are out there. Or how many algorithms are replacing our jobs.
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