What others do

Often in life, we wait to see what others do.

This is society thing, it comes from childhood, school, and work. It’s ingrained into us.

‘Watch Mary, see how she does it’.

It is born out of the industrialised world making us compliant, interchangeable, cogs in their machine. It has a pattern we need to follow so the system makes sure we follow what’s been done before.

Curiosity is removed and failure or deviation from their ‘curriculum’ is shamed.

The best inventions, creations, art, music, writing, new things come from those who follow themselves and do not follow the pattern.

In an oversaturated, bland, average, mass world, it is the rebels who stand out and shape the world, not those who watch what others do.

Originally published on philipdodson.wordpress.com