We've been handed a world that was created by others, shaped by their thoughts and actions, and told that this is the way things must be.
We've been given a set of rules that are at root only opinions of the majority, and have been told that these are objectively, morally correct, immutable truths.
We've been sat down to play a game that is rigged -- a game that, even if we win, gives us something other than what we believed we would receive in victory.
And if we don't begin to consciously question the rules of our world and to look closely at the game we're unwittingly playing, then we will never get what we want.
It's time to look. Assess. Investigate. Choose. And, where appropriate, to disobey.
This essay follows the author's path from a life of "good kid" conformity in youth to his present-day decisions to start his own business, "unschool" his children, and to give up on what is not working. It's his manifesto of freedom and of conscious choice, and it can be yours, too.
If life is not what you wanted or expected it to be, this essay will help you to become more. To question norms. To disobey.
|Publisher:||Johnny B. Truant|
|File size:||66 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Johnny B. Truant blogs about entrepreneurship and human potential at JohnnyBTruant.com and is a regular contributor to premier business blogs Copyblogger and Problogger. He’s also the director and MC of the Virtual Ticket program for Blogworld (the world’s preeminent new media conference) and co-hosts the Self Publishing Podcast at SelfPublishingPodcast.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Makes sense. Jms
I agree with some of what this guy says. Most people do. Bit it was too much pat me on the back because I choose to be different. He says rules and laes are just opinions and that we shouldn't believe or follow them unless we want to but then he goes on to give us his opinion about everything and suggests we do what he says. Again, I don't disagree with most of what he says but I think most intelligent people out there alreadyknow and feel what he feels and thinks. To me it was just someone who likes to hear himself talk ranting and trying to make himself sound smart. A waste of time and I don't recommend anyone else wasting theirs on this.
Most people in the world live their lives in quiet desperation and suppressed misery, all because they believe that following "the "rules" is the only acceptable path in life. This short book shatters a lot of myths and questions the deeply held assumptions about what constitutes "success" in our society. It will open your eyes to the fact that You really *CAN* live the life you want, and no, you are not going to be "punished" for doing so. This book should be required reading for high school seniors every where!