From the previous post I asked a question that you’ve probably heard from your parents when you were a young kid. If you have children, you’ve probably asked you kids this very same question to make a statement.
“If your friends jumped off a bridge, are you going to follow them too?”
Of course this is a rhetorical question. The answer is obviously “no”, unless you are a vampire that like to jump off bridges for fun like a blood sucker from the classic The Lost Boys movie.
The question is meant to make several statements and teach a simple lesson – do not follow the “crowd”, especially if the crowd is doing something stupid. Think for yourself. Be yourself. Be an individual. Be different, etc…Don’t be dumb like everyone else.
The message is a very wise one and as I’ve mentioned it is a small key to achieving true happiness.
But, do most people follow the message? Ironically, the answer is no. The reality is that most people who teach their kids this lesson are hypocrites.
Don’t believe it? Reflect upon yourself again and take a look at the big picture of where are you at and what you are doing? Are you jumping off bridges with everyone else?
Maybe you are surviving each jump. But eventually, you’ll somehow get hurt from jumping off those bridges.
Stop lining up to jump…