I don’t want to be around people who judge lifestyles or careers as “mediocre”/”normal” vs excellent.
Or “corporate” vs. “free.”
Or life/world-changing vs. not life/world-changing.
These are all false dichotomies.
I mean, it’s like, “normal” in relation to what? Normal compared to a 30-year-old Google employee? Normal compared to a 10-year-old kid in the Congo forced into child labor?
Life-changing compared to what? Compared to Elon Musk? Compared to the security guard down the street who always greets everyone with a friendly smile? Compared to the tree that gives you oxygen to breathe every day?
Free compared to who? To a rich person who feels trapped by responsibility? To a Thai woman driven to prostitution?
All of these labels of “free” or “successful” or “important” have no real meaning. None. They’re judgments people use to make themselves feel better or worse.
I want to be around people who stand in their truth. They don’t need to say things like, “I don’t want a normal career” or “When I do ___ I’ll finally change the world.”
They’ll say things instead like, “I want to do the things that light me up! These are the things that light me up, and these are the things that don’t.”