Someone asked me recently: Would you ever commit an imprisonable offence?
The question came at me from nowhere and took me aback. That's why I'm trying it out on you. My first instinct was to say ‘never’ and then I paused and thought about it.
Does time in prison automatically mean you’re in the wrong or make you a bad person? What about Nelson Mandela? Or the Suffragettes to pick an example from both sexes? Their willingness to take a stand for what they believed in, even when it was considered imprisonable at the time changed the course of history.
I think most of us would like to think we could make a difference if only in a small way. would we risk the iron bars for it?
I was wondering if there’s something - just a little smidgen of a subject - you quietly get fired up about but avoid doing anything about it because it's seems too much effort. Perhaps it also goes against the collective grain and therefore it's more comfortable to stay quiet than speak out.
The problem with this is you're also closing the door on your special brand of genius. Just because others lack your wisdom and insight in this matter means you are exactly the right person to educate them by taking the lead. This is your passion and purpose right there.
Besides how will you know what your edge looks like unless you go there and therefore how potent you are? I’m not advocating you commit an imprisonable offence, I’m just encouraging you to have a little brush with it.
Food for thought, Mary
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