Note: this post was originally written as an Atomic Essay as part of Ship 30 for 30 and posted on Twitter. I’ve copied the essay content here so it isn’t just lost in the endlessness of the Twitter feed. Enjoy!
I’ve always seen the world differently than other people.
I spent most of my 20’s doing what I was supposed to do by society’s standards…yet it all felt empty.
I couldn’t figure out why everyone else seemed ok just going along with the status quo. I was convinced something must be wrong with me.
What I realized?
Being Different Is a Superpower
I’ll never be content to spend my life working at a job I hate and binging wine and Netflix every night, only to do it all over again tomorrow.
I want something more for my life.
I want to ponder the meaning of life, come up with theories on why the hell we’re all here on this spinning ball, and figure out how to make the most of the human experience.
I want to have new experiences and meet interesting people who also want more from life. And most of all, I want to share my experiences with everyone I can, in the hope that I’ll inspire them to want more too.
Because when enough of us embrace being different and pursuing more? We show the world that there is more to life than just getting through it.
As cliché as it is, changing the world is a worthwhile goal
Wanting more isn’t bad or selfish, it’s making the most of your life and giving others permission to do the same.
And a world full of people showing up at their best and kicking ass at life is the kind of world I want to live in.