Since my last post, I’ve been wondering about what to write. The world is full of “things”, some of which it would be easy to write about – the good, the bad and the ugly (no movie title implied). What I observed is, there are those who want to write and share factual information – the good: there are those who want to write, or make videos to either sell something to you – to become rich the easy way, or to frighten you – the bad. The ugly people are those that do all the above without care for you or your future, just their own gratification.
What really has me in a quandary is that while over the years, I’ve written mainly about being a non-conformist, I’ve seen more and more people becoming conformists. The question I impose on myself is, “why write to an audience who cares little, if anything at all if few read, and even fewer, if any, see the value of non-conformity?”
Then, I stumbled across something valuable for those who need to have the obvious explained – when you’re as old as I am, you already know. Anyway, what I found is a video in YouTube about different personality types. The first one I saw was close to me, and for a lack of interest, I accepted that for what it was. Shortly thereafter, I discovered another video which got me to discover, me! I’m an INTJ, to the “T”. To learn more about this personality type, press here.
Ok, I’ve deviated…
The point is, once I realized that my personality type is rare, so am I, so I see the world differently (as all of us do). I’m hoping to “help others” while the “others” consider themselves, “just fine!” I see life differently and I need to accept that – so now I’ll just sit back and watch – watch whatever happens, then see if I’m “spot-on” or just plain wrong.
Let’s back up just a little.
“… I see the world differently (as all of us do).”
Lately, I’ve been making a point to others about seeing things – life differently. The point is, there can be many people looking at an object, but because we are many, we have to stand in the shape of the object to see it (stretch your imagination just a bit). If there is an object on a table in front of ten people, and the object is only 39 inches (1 meter) from side to side, and everyone wants to stand in front of the object, not behind someone, you can picture a circle. The problem is, while everyone is as close to the object as possible, not behind anyone, everyone see’s the object, but from different points of view. Simply put, if two people are talking with you, one on your left, the other on your right, both people see you, but they can only describe their own view of you.
Lastly, while this really doesn’t apply to me, at least hardly at all, I do understand, to a degree, the need to be with others, whether it’s called being a part of a “community” or just being a part of a group. I see it as being afraid of standing alone – being independent. In my little world, that is called “group think”. If others do it, it’s OK for me too! When being judged, we’re judged as an individual, not a group.
Well, as we see and hear about the world and society going crazier literally by the day, and I watch everyone else “do their thing”….
… well, let’s just see what the future brings. 😉
Some have asked me who wrote this and the previous articles:
I am the author of all the articles here, and as of this article, I’ll do my best to remember to “sign” each when I’m finished.
Sorry about the confusion.
Kirk W. Spencer.