Conventional wisdom doesn’t have personality. It assimilates abilities based upon statistics. It can guide, to a certain extent, but it can never weigh the heart. In fact, it is often used as a tool.

By the cogs of the institution, we are guided by fear of failure more often than by vision. By “institution”, I mean the educational systems that transform children who are full of creativity, treasuring their potential, into the teenager who answers everything with, “I don’t know, I just work here.”

This answer is the inevitable mantra of the institutionalized.

But the crazy ones break free.

They tear off their straightjackets and break out of the padded rooms and climb over the block walls and discover there is a world much more alive outside the safe, sterile, controlled environment. They turn around and realize the staff who used behavioral control to make a machine out of a man are truly insane. The cogs never believed their own story, they only believed in fear.


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