I am a young man who’s lived most of his life questioning authority and have lived contrary to popular culture. I do this because the idea of just going along to get along does not sit well with me so in turn I find different ways to do things that most people just do the way everyone else does it. While I enjoy this life style and am proud of how I am not easily herded into a single group or way to think about the world, this life style does not come without it’s down sides. If you are still in school or just starting out in life, this article is for you.
Take it from a guy who just lost the love of his life due to how I’ve chosen to live and deal with the world around me. She is the sweetest and most beautiful girl in the world to me and I treated her as such. She even told me that I was the best boyfriend she’s ever had and that I should be treated like a prince. However, that did not stop her from leaving me. I let my opinions and stances on the world get in between us. I allowed this mess of a system we all live in get the best of me and I lost the most precious person in my entire life because of it.
This is going to be short and sweet because all I really have to say here is that if you fancy yourself revolting against the status quo, standing up to authority, and questioning everything, just remember, others may not understand where you are coming from. People in your life may have little to no experience in dealing with the raw emotions that come along with living this kind of life and will not tolerate your outrageous views for very long.
It is a dangerous thing to know you are right when everyone around you is insisting you are just a lunatic on the fringe of society who doesn’t deserve love or attention. It is dangerous for the same reason it is dangerous to walk into a Ku Klux Klan rally and telling the members they are all dead wrong about their beliefs and that they should be more accepting of other than white people. It is dangerous, most of all, because people will react violently in order to protect their identity within society and how that’s formed them into the person they are. This is covered in loose detail in the film The Matrix represented by a woman in a red dress distracting the main character and allows the agent of the machines to eliminate the hero. The message here is do not let life distract you from what is truly important. 6/4/2013
On an upbeat note, my girlfriend has returned to me. She believes she understands me much better now and while she doesn’t agree with a lot of what I say, she see’s that my intentions are pure and wants to help me find a better way to approach society without faltering so easily to the kinds of distractions I mentioned in the previous paragraph. I cannot begin to tell you the level of power this makes me feel. It is the closest to unstoppable I’ve ever felt and it’s all because of the undying love of a beautiful woman that I am willing to take a second look at myself and the world around me and find a better way to live my life.
In closing I just hope this article can help just one person figure something out to ignite the spark in their life that leads them to more freedom and happiness. I want others to learn from my errors, not complain and whine about how rough life is only to get attention, no, I want others to see the mistakes I’ve made and realize they do not have to make the same mistakes I did. Many will see these mistakes and scoff, and more power to them, I’m glad they aren’t foolish like me, but I know something they don’t. They too will fall from grace and they too will have to face themselves and their loved one’s with an open heart and mind and realize there is always room for improvement. 6/15/2013
Thank you for reading! 🙂
Scott D. Vogler