The last time I opened this book, it was the summer of 2013. It is time to open it again. I am already hooked by the prologue: “When you were a kid and wanted to do something your parents or teachers didn’t like, you may have heard the question, ‘If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you?’...But one day, you grow up and suddenly the tables are turned. People start expecting you to behave much like they do. If you disagree and don’t conform to their expectations, some of them get confused or irritated. It’s almost as if they are asking: ‘Hey, everyone else is jumping off the bridge. Why aren’t you?’...Whenever you find yourself confronted by a request, obligation, or expectation you don’t like, it helps to look carefully for the motivation and rationale behind what you hear. When you ask why and the answer comes back, ‘Because that’s what you’re supposed to do,’ you know you’re looking out over the bridge again...
You can step back from the ledge, turn around and walk away into new adventures.”
- The Art of Non-Comformity by Chris Guillebeau
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