“Cultivate your garden …. Do not depend upon teachers to educate you … follow your own bent, pursue your curiosity bravely, express yourself, make your own harmony …. In the end, education, like happiness, is individual, and must come to us from life and from ourselves. There is no way; each pilgrim must make his own path. ‘Happiness,’ said Chamfort, ‘is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves, and impossible to find it elsewhere.’” –Will Durant
There’s nothing like blazing your own path. Despite having all of the wonderful examples, teachers, and support systems in the world, nothing beats being curious, expressing yourself, and making your own mark on the world.
Often we are pressured into going along with the crowd. We are taught not to dream too big, make our goals too grand, or live our lives outside of the “norm.” Disregard this pressure to conform. When we are not able to be our authentic selves — no matter how successful we become — something will feel like it’s missing.
As you journey though life, remember to always do your own thing, Clutchettes.