I have been thinking a lot about conformity lately and why is such an attractive alternative to being passionate. And with all my thinking, I arrived at the following conclusion. The reason why we conform is because we are scared of the uncertainty. And ultimately we feel that if we don’t change anything, then we will know what tomorrow will bring. Which it is an idiotic way of thinking because ultimately we do not know what will happen tomorrow, or an hour from now for that matter. There are no certainties in life. I could die in five minutes and that will be it for me. So I have no guarantees.
So let’s go back to the topic of uncertainty. Most of us wonder about what we don’t know. About tomorrow, or who we will meet, or if this is the job for us, or life in general. There is no way of knowing, and we try to soften that anxiety by either praying to whatever higher power, or going to a palm reader or reading the horoscope or what not. Ultimately though, no one knows. And that terrifies us. Especially when get into something new-like a new relationship, a new job, a new city or a new anything.
I think though that we need to be honest with ourselves and we need to stop lying. If you are happy with your life, then be happy with it. But if you aren’t-ask yourself why? Be honest. Sometimes change is needed to improve things around you. But be honest. Because it is such a pity to waste time, on something that does not make you happy. Because why on earth will you lie to yourself??? Is the truth that scary???