Motivational Speaking Stuck In The Middle With All Of You

Motivational Speaking Stuck In The Middle With All Of You

Why do we need structure? Why does the​ desire for​ the​ cubicle life consume us all? What is​ it​ about money and​ the​ white picket fence that dismantles our dreams, destroys our imagination and​ devalues the​ sense of​ adventure in​ people?

From the​ time we enter kindergarten until the​ time we exit college we are poked and​ prodded and​ led in​ the​ direction of​ the​ average; of​ the​ middle-class. Athletic dreams are squashed at​ an​ early age save the​ very few exceptional talents, artistic pursuits deemed unnecessary unless you are the​ second-coming of​ Picasso or​ Shakespeare, traveling and​ seeing this incredible world first hand is​ to​ be put off in​ favor of​ your "education" and​ "real life".

There is​ such an​ immense aversion to​ failing that in​ an​ attempt to​ shelter our children from the​ pain of​ it, we, as​ a​ society, encourage them to​ be average, conservative, and​ just like everyone else. It's as​ if​ we believe by setting our goals low enough we can all achieve perfection but perfection is​ not interesting. Being faulty is. Symmetry is​ not as​ exciting as​ asymmetry and​ straight is​ not as​ fun as​ winding.

Where's the​ adventure in​ going to​ school, studying all the​ time to​ get your meaningless to​ anyone, but yourself, "A" average, getting a​ job, making a​ good salary, raising two kids with your wife and​ dying after your retirement in​ Florida?

My uncle spent eleven years traveling through Europe and​ Africa before coming home after getting sick in​ India - that man has stories to​ tell. What does Joe in​ accounting have? Tabloid headlines.

People end up living their lives vicariously rather than accomplishing their goals by themselves. the​ worst example of​ this is​ sports parents pushing their kids, for​ their own personal glory, to​ the​ point of​ hating the​ sport they're playing. Sure your kid may be a​ champ at​ fifteen, but when he's a​ nervous wreck who can't hold a​ steady job or​ find a​ girlfriend who can tolerate his constant bouts of​ depression we'll see how proud you are of​ your accomplishments then.

What good is​ an​ imagination if​ you don't believe in​ it​ or​ dreams, if​ you don't attempt to​ follow them? and​ what's so scary about failing anyway? I do it​ all the​ time and​ it​ always makes me more interesting and​ more intelligent. Sure, it's uncomfortable sometimes: awkward situations, apologies for​ mistakes, but so what? No one can go through life without being uncomfortable ever, so why make such a​ fuss about it. I say develop some ideals, see the​ world, turn off your TV, turn on your mind and​ live life.

And if​ you get all-in with bad cards have the​ guts to​ ante up again and​ play another hand cause who knows this time it​ might be rockets.

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