Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hid the madness.
Some call it divine inspiration. Others call it connecting to source. And yet others would describe it as marching to the beat of a different drummer.
When we are forced (as a result of society) to behave as one cog in a much bigger wheel, there are many people who do not want to become a character in the Under City in a Fritz Lang’s Metropolis world. (See below.)
We feel an overwhelming desire to strike out of the mold and make our own way through the wilderness, creating any pathway that takes us in a direction that may only make sense to ourselves.
This internal desire is so overwhelming, it becomes the overall driving force in a person’s life.
I believe that George Bernard Shaw said it best:
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
Society is none too happy with people that do not conform. They create problems. They sow the seeds of discontent. They stand apart and are often times subject to ridicule.
It is not always the wise choice in life to engage in pathways that are disparate, but life is so short and it is so precious that every day you spend on a path that does not make sense in your life, is one less day that you have to be on the path that does make sense.
Don’t hide the innermadness, embrace it.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, here is a scene from the Under City in Metropolis: