Wednesday, March 29, 2006
To survive, you must be somewhat normal, but you must also be bizarre.
Bizarre? Isn't that a bit over the top?
Well, what do you think "think outside the box" means?
It means be abnormal, unusual, different, non-conformist, daring, risky, funny yet serious, outrageous, unique, unexpected.
I mean: you must excel, and those who practice total quality and seek to perfect excellance...will be hated and called weird, nutty, and bizarre.
Many people, when you scratch the surface with your sharp eyes, are seen to be mediocre losers. They are the ones who slave away at routine, hate their job and boss, get shitfaced drunk after work, and abhor change, improvement, and newness, which they masochistically experience as severe discomfort.
Only victim mentality retards think that change and variety are going to kill them.
Therefore, to surpass these fools, to fly high and wide above them, go ahead and be super pro, super informed, super passionate, i.e., "bizarre".
It's always easier to tone down a wild idea, than to beef up a mediocre concept. Really damn hard to turn a grossly normalized entity into something superior.
Mediocrity is a great strategy for slaves and prisoners. But at will employees, entrepreneurs, and consultants need to be more. You have to not only do a job, but do it in an astonishingly professional, intelligent, and creative manner.
Each job has different priorities and constraints, but working smarter rather than just harder: this always triumphs over brute force.
To be smart usually equates to "be bizarre".
Posted by steven edward streight at 3/29/2006 01:30:00 PM