Good morning everyone!
Before I start my day, I wanted to remind my new and old readers of two things: I wrote a book and I’m currently writing a second, better, and original book with fresh new content. That’s right, I’m in the process of working on an original in depth collection of witty material. All the hilarious truth life experiences and hundreds of dates I’ve gone on are all being detailed in my new book. It’s juicy!
Not only is the book filled with dating stories and random musings, it also is even more in depth glimpses at some of the defining moments in my life. It’s the material that I’d love to blog about, but some of the stories are well over 1500 words. So stay on the look out for the new book, it’s filled with material that nobody else has ever seen or heard me talk about (except for my parents and brother.) But seriously, it’s a lot of funny stories and my sassy opinions that I think you guys will love.
While I’m working on that (around 100 pages done so far) I wanted to remind you guys that I do have a book out there. ThinkSoul25: Thoughts of the Urban Nomad is a book that’s available on Amazon and was published with Createspace.com. A lot of the material is from my early days of blogging, but it’s still a good read and people have told me they enjoyed it.
So, if you have 8bucks to spare and want to dive into my early days of writing, then feel free to pick up a copy. If not, I so understand. However, this new book is completely original. I’ve been fighting myself not to put the stories onto my blog, they are hilarious! I think I’m going to actually attempt to get this one picked up by a publisher, but if that doesn’t work, then I’ll self publish and promote the hell out of it. Promoting is always a daunting task, but this next book will be worth it.
Any who, just wanted to put that information out there. You won’t be hurting my feelings if you don’t buy it, its not that big of a deal. But it would be nice to know my writing is in the hands of some wonderful readers and fellow bloggers out there, so check it out!!!
Science and philosophical theories can be applied to a lot of areas in life, such as evolution (I don’t believe in it, but it should be taught,) but emotions and individuality shouldn’t be based of Darwinist principals. We shouldn’t have to put on a masquerade and practice the art of self-conformity in order to survive social affairs. The moment you begin to fade into the masses is that moment of life when the annals of history erode. Instead of striving to be an innovative breath of life, you begin to waste away into a sea of counterfeits.
When you begin to change your actions in order to achieve some type of societal acceptance, then you run the risk of losing yourself. It’s a message that be redundant, but it’s such a serious issue. For decades the idea of conformity has existed, which is one of the major reasons why Ralph Waldo Emerson believed in the individualism movement of the early 1800s. A majority of his famous quotes and lectures are based upon the principle that we as individuals have the right to enter society and further his/her own interests. When you begin to amend your interests in order to satisfy society, that is when you begin to lose that sense of individuality.
Never put on a masquerade in order to impress the masses. I believe that is one of the essential messages in life. I live my life as a freethinker, doing as I please and exploring knowledge in order to further my passion. I’ve come close to losing myself in the past, but as I became more confident in my personality and personal worth, I quickly found myself. I know it can be easy to lose yourself within the lack of acceptance, but don’t throw away the beauty of being an individual. The essence of innovative individuality is what makes our world so collectively diverse, its the threads that make the garment complete.
Lack of acceptance and lose of individuality, is one of those messages that Counting Crows captured well. In their 1993 song “Round Here” they touched on two concepts. The band said the song was mainly about a man leaving behind everyone and losing himself in the process, but it can also be interpreted as a lack of acceptance and struggling with the reality that you don’t fit into the guidelines surrounding you. But instead of trying to erase those intricate characteristics that make you beautiful, it’s best to go ahead and commit to being you.
Don’t lose yourself just because everyone around you is doing something different. It’s not worth the hassle to conform. Opt for being a freethinker, an individual who doesn’t worry about the perceptions of others. In the end, you’ll look back on your life and realized that you had a great life fueled by freedom, not a life guided by the fear of societal survival.
Counting Crows “Round Here”