Spreading Negativity = Easy
A friend recently shared that Adam Ruins Everything video about people not being "special" enough to drop out of college and succeed.
I was pissed.
Why is it such a popular notion to be so self-defeating?
To tell ourselves that we're JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH to pursue what we want?
And people shared this video seriously.
Because negativity is easy to spread.
It's easy to tell someone, "the average person got a degree in X and now makes Y", and "you can't possibly do it because you don't have X".
It's takes a way more sophisticated way of thinking to entertain the thought that maybe -- just maybe -- there are other, perhaps better ways to achieve the things that we want.
I don't like when people talk about averages and statistics as if it's the smart thing to do.
The real smart thing to do is to live your life the way YOU want to live it.
You don't have to worry about being average when you're living the BEST version of the life you want to pursue.