Few people can claim the success title. Success is awarded to those audacious people who defy the crowd. They embrace different, weird, and eccentric. They court originality, independent thought, and defying groupthink, and they amaze the masses.
It’s normal to desire normalcy, to crave the tribe’s acceptance, and the tribe wants its members to conform. It uses its power, exerting derision to eliminate the “different,” to enforce the homogeneous patterns which define the collective.
The road is lonely, being a writer requires solitary hours spent creating. We agonize over our decision to deviate from the crowd, acutely aware of our sacrifice, as we subject ourselves to the contempt of the tribe. It’s the price demanded of those who embark on a path precious few dare travel.
Do you have the courage to join the superstars?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer