Monday, June 25, 2007

Being unreasonable

Just read this on Doc Searl’s blog:

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him… The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself… All progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
— George Bernard Shaw

I always considered being called unreasonable as a compliment.

Many of the greatest people in human history were unreasonable: Einstein, Willy Brandt, Martin Luther King, Le Corbusier...the list is endless. They were considered unreasonable because they approached problems from a different perspective. They didn't accept the Stauts Quo. They didn't go with the flow.
They thought differently.
They took chances.
And they didn't care what the majority thought about them.

How willing are you to take chances?

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