Home 9 Perspectives 9 The Myth of Average : Why Settle When You Can Soar?

In a world obsessed with the comfort of conformity, the idea of stepping beyond ‘average’ can seem daunting. Yet, within each of us lies a yearning for something more— a path less trodden, filled with the promise of personal growth and self-discovery. But are we brave enough to take that first step into the unknown, to embrace the beauty of our unique journey?

In a world that moves with the rhythm of well-worn paths and the steady drum of conformity, have you ever paused to wonder, “Is this all there is?” Everywhere we look, there’s an invisible sign pointing towards ‘average,’ a safe harbor that promises comfort but often delivers a quiet sense of longing for what could be.

Why do we gravitate towards average? Perhaps because it’s familiar, like an old song that plays in the background of our lives, barely noticed yet strangely comforting. Or maybe it’s because being average doesn’t challenge the status quo, allowing us to blend into the tapestry of society without causing a stir. But in the depths of our hearts, where dreams whisper secrets and desires, is ‘average’ really enough?

The blueprints of life, handed to us with well-meaning intentions, often come with the label ‘average’ attached. They tell a story not of soaring heights or breathtaking vistas but of safe steps and measured strides. And yet, within us burns a light, a desire to break free from the mold, to forge a path that’s uniquely ours.

Stepping beyond average is like venturing into the unknown without a map, where every step is a leap of faith. Yes, it’s uncomfortable. You will face challenges that test your resolve, moments of failure that feel like the universe’s way of asking, “How badly do you want it?” But it’s in these moments, in the crucible of trial and error, that we find our true strength.

To go beyond average, we must be willing to do things differently, to embrace the lessons hidden in every setback, and to persist in the face of adversity. The old adage, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results,” rings true here. If we wish to transcend the ordinary, we must be willing to alter our course, to adapt and evolve.

The notion that ‘this is just how things are’ is a sedative that numbs us to the possibilities of what could be. It’s a lie we tell ourselves to avoid the discomfort of change. But what if we dared to question the status quo? What if we looked at the world not as it is but as it could be?

We inherit a world filled with preconceived notions and unwritten rules that dictate ‘the way things are done.’ But who says we must follow these rules without question? Who says that the path to fulfillment is paved with conformity?

The truth is, those of us who feel the stirrings of something different, something un-average, view the world through a lens tinted with the colors of possibility. We understand that fitting in might be comfortable, but standing out is where our souls come alive.

Being un-average is not just acceptable; it’s a call to arms. It’s an invitation to see the world not as a series of obstacles but as a playground of potential. It’s a challenge to embrace our quirks, our idiosyncrasies, and our unique perspectives as gifts, not flaws.

As we journey through life, let us not be content with the safety of the shoreline. Let us dare to sail into uncharted waters, guided by the stars of our deepest desires and the compass of our inner truth. The path may be fraught with uncertainty, but it is also strewn with stars, waiting to illuminate our way.

So, I ask you, are you ready to leave the sidelines, to take a chance on being more than average? Are you prepared to embrace the discomfort, the uncertainty, and the sheer thrill of discovering what lies beyond the ordinary?

The journey may not be easy, but the rewards of pursuing an un-average life—a life rich with passion, purpose, and personal truth—are immeasurable. After all, isn’t the pursuit of something greater, something deeply fulfilling, the most beautiful journey of all?


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