Notes in the margins

Accept yourself

There is a philosophical concept that a man is always standing between well-known and unknown territory. And man is destined for a creative study bit by bit that terrible unknown and through constantly adapting, cultivate the unknown into the known.

Motivational coaches often encourage us to step out of our comfort zone, out of the well-known territory. To touch the unknown, taste it and try to play with it. But we need the courage for this, for separating from the crowd, to show our individuality. Get out of the general system, shout louder than others what we think, find our path and at the same time remain an adequate member of society.

This eternal contradiction between being with society and resisting it remains an unsolvable mystery for many. The first step, I think, is to accept yourself as unique and afford to be original.