“We” is Greater than “I”

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“We” is Greater than “I”

Our world today is filled with adventure and new ideas knocking on our door- but the truth is that most of us aren’t adventurers. True inventors, explorers and creative artists aren’t a dime a dozen. Yet, we all seem to fancy that each of us is just that.

We are all basking in the ideals of “individuality” and “self-discovery” as the epitome of a life well lived. But really, most of us just want to fit in and be a part of the group. When it gets down to it, we’re happy following tradition and learning from other’s mistakes.

Let’s face it- the unique status belongs to only a few. This doesn’t mean that each person isn’t special and needed in this world- it’s just that we are not all unique in the full sense of that word.

If we could all just let go of this ideal of individuality and self-discovery, we are likely to be happier, less stressed and not as lonely, as we accept that ultimately we are social beings who thrive in each other’s acceptance. ¬†Here’s to the path most taken!

More food for thought:  YOLO: The Misguided Outlook of Our Era