As part of living in our modern society we are expected to also live by a standard of social norms – or a group held belief of how members should behave in a given context. Ultimately it is our decision whether we will let these standards of our society become our own laws for living, or whether we will use them merely as an option, a secondary path to fall back on if our own dreams falter. I have always believed in doing what you want. It is what makes me happy, and today I was shown this video below by a good friend, and in it are some very inspiring words that deserve a dedicated blog post in its honor. The video is about ‘Slomo’, a resident San Diegan who had a mid-life epiphany that he didn’t have to follow society’s preconceived notions of how he needed to run his life. He was a doctor of Neurology and Psychiatry for years…then he became … well… if you have 15 minutes you should watch it to the end. I have seen this guy a few times down at the beach, truly inspiring.
Now, continue onward towards your dreams – I’m hard at work on mine.