What is the Real Difference Between You and the Next Guy???

in life •  17 days ago
We live in a society where uniqueness is treated with hostility and remarkable characteristics of those that dare to defy tradition are silenced by the future and cries of the masses that hate nothing more than change or enlightenment.

If you are a dreamer, or have ever been one before, you understand the insupportable stance of society towards those who live in a dream world of their own making. Society is tolerant against the ambitions of the young and hopeful, so long as these ambitions do not threaten to change their way of living and what gives meaning to their everyday lifestyle.


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With this approach, the youth are predisposed to grow and shape their identity in a way to fit in with everybody else. To live life as it is expected from them. To find a casual job and forsake the dreams that might have once filled them with hope and pleasure. To live out the rest of their days with a sense of nagging in the darkest corners of their minds about who they would become if they had the courage to follow down the path that would eventually lead to the realization of their dreams.

But dreamers who keep going with hope and perseverance are different than these ordinary people. They know the challenges they need to face, and they are well aware of the struggles and the difficulties they need to bear in order to achieve their goals. The hardships of the path do not scare them away, but make them stronger every day.

They do not plunge into the follies that plague other people, and they do not fall into the traps of ego. Indeed, these people are different from your ordinary human being. But do they respect that difference?


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It is often cited by philosophers and scholars that those who have a greater understanding of life usually lack the wariness that is essential to reaching their own full potential. These original thinkers lose themselves in a world born out of meaning and desire, and in this process, they ironically become as productively redundant as the ordinary people that they loathe.

There are dreamers who think about their goals with a fiery passion that cannot be contended, but when it comes to actually taking steps to realize those goals, their action is undermined by their unwillingness to move beyond their thought floods so that they can bring productivity and movement to their practice.


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This is not a comfortable subject matter to discuss in depth, but I am going to attempt to do it anyway, since I believe that some of those dreamers are truly in need of a push like this.

Imagine someone you know closely, but don’t necessarily enjoy their company or the way they live their life. Think about how they spend their day. How many hours do they put in to work? How much is their productivity? Let’s assume the average person works a proficient 3 hours in a day.


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When it comes to bearing the unimaginable to achieve the impossible, that amount of productivity is laughable. So, on one side we have an ordinary person living an ordinary life, and on the other, we have a dreamer whose ambitions exceed the wildest imaginations of mankind.

Think about how ludicrously stupid and tragic it would be if these two people had the same amount of productivity (for instance, 3 hours a day) as their approach in moving forward in life.
Dreaming is divine, but without movement, it is pointless. Do you want to know what makes the real difference between you and the next guy at the end of the day?

Your will to truly take steps and spend time with wisdom and care.
This is where the true difference lies. Not in the way that these two groups of people are living their life, or what their ideals are, but the way they decide to spend their time and energy. Remember, from tomorrow morning, it is up to you to decide how you are different from them.......


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If only our kids could understand this

With this approach, the youth are predisposed to grow and shape their identity in a way to fit in with everybody else. To live life as it is expected from them.

As a father of two teenagers and 2 pre-teens (ALL GIRLS!) you guys have no idea how hard it is to just convince them that they do not have to follow anybody's model; more importantly, that most (if not all) models available (desirable, popular) are wrong!
It is so frustrating that one of them, the one who openly expressesher desires to fly as high as can be done, is constantly the object of all kinds of bullying, sometimes coming from even people close to us who are supposed to support her.

I know from personal experience that if we don't break that cycle at an early age, we grow up to become confromist adults.

There are dreamers who think about their goals with a fiery passion that cannot be contended, but when it comes to actually taking steps to realize those goals, their action is undermined by their unwillingness to move beyond their thought floods so that they can bring productivity and movement to their practice.

I have been dealing with this in Steemit, actually. Communities that can be growing so much faster and doing more and are stagnated.

Your will to truly take steps and spend time with wisdom and care.
This is where the true difference lies.

A word to the wise

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Thank you for your excellent reflection.

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Thank you, for providing us with the opportunity to reflect.

What's the difference between me and the next guy? While I am on Steemit, the next guy is mindlessly scrolling their Facebook feed without getting anything in return. :D

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To be honest, I hope many of them will stay there. Your comment is very good because it has a lot of metaphorical mood in it. Regards

The fact that we are here engaging on an ecosystem built around taking different steps is a great indication that we already different and can opt to live our own life without taking the herd mentality that pushes so many towards a neverending search of something that cannot exist for them...

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Exactly my friend, I wish you all the best!

Ahh, the dreamer. Often ridiculed, seldom understood. I have learned to overcome negative comments chalking them up to good intentions. I do my best to encourage my children to do the same. I tell them we may not always achieve all of our dreams, but we will definitely enjoy the ride more than the next guy.

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Excellent vision and advice to your children. Regards

Society will always sabotage dreamers because they envision a world without the rules of society affecting them. The ego of society can’t take that and therefore does everything to pull that person back.

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Agree! Regards

We must always try to act wisely and not by emotionalism ... Emotionalism makes us make incorrect decisions at times. Wisdom is precious in our lives and we should strive to be wise at all times.

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Exactly! Good see you Blessed!

Dreams and passion are necessary but not sufficient to create real change and value.

I know my goals that i wanna be a good steemian here on steemit but i dont know about the other guys...

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There is one word that catch in my eyes in your today post . In second paragraph , you said :

If you are a dreamer , or have ever been one before

or have ever been one before . thats mean they stop being a dreamer . Why ? I have my own opinion on that , but i love to hear from you in the future post :).

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Everyone has their own goals and i usually not ask people about it unless they are keen to share. So I am not much interested to know what other guy next to me is doing. Have a great time.

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I had this thought in my mind too. Society will use phrases like "be unique", "be different", but someone different shows up he/she is looked at with a negative eye.

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I had this thought in my mind too. Society will use phrases like "be unique", "be different", but someone different shows up he/she is looked at with a negative eye.

Proverbs 14:23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
I think this is the difference between me and the next guy

Yes, some people are not self-driven achievers, they need some pressure to keep them going. There are people who are just "thinkers", and others are just " executives". We have to understand this in managing people and delegating work to them. Otherwise, their dreams will become their nightmares.

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