Creating a World That Works for All
Blogging, vlogging, tweeting: the commotion never stops. Anything to prove we’re just as special as everyone else. In the famous words of DASH, from the animation movie The Incredibles, “Saying everyone is special, is just a way of saying no one is.”
I sympathize with you, Dash. I too am hiding my mutant superpowers in a hopeless attempt to conform with societal norms. If only my story could end as happily as yours did. How did we become such cynics, Dash? Aren’t you supposed to be a carefree 9-year-old? And aren’t I supposed to be an idealist?
Rheinhold Neibuhr famously said, “The opposite of a great truth is not a falsehood. It is another great truth. It is the dynamic tensions between polar opposites that hold the field of truth.” And guess where I found that quote? In BK's soon-to-be-published title, The Power of Yesterday, by John Schuster.
I am a strong believer in finding the truth in the tension between opposites. Cynicism and idealism are two sides of the same coin. The glass may be half full or half empty but damn you care about what is in that glass. That’s why the world is full of cynical idealists and idealistic cynics.
Apathy has no opposite and holds no truth. The apathetic don’t even know there is a glass. I hope you die of thirst, suckers. Don’t you know apathy is BORING?http://www.apathyisboring.com/