I want you to have a look - a close one - at this masterpiece of God’s creation. Watch him in action and he will show you all that you need to know. How he enjoys every single second while playing. That’s the unmistakable Lionel Messi. See how original this guy is. He never been an imitator; and in so doing he is one of a kind. I remember Bill Gates when he says about how you will be insulting yourself when you imitate others. But I will go a step further and say: you will be betraying yourself. You declined God’s gift of discovering what sets you apart. Messi is unique and so is every living human being. You are also a true masterpiece but you are lost in the mazes of false education, comparisons and many other things.
Let’s step back into your childhood. Do you remember how you enjoyed every moment of your life; you had no hangout of the past, no worry about the future - just the present moment. You are always in a state of wonder - asking, asking and not waiting for answers. When you ask someone, you are not waiting for answers, but rather expressing wonder of this splendid universe. While playing, you are losing yourself in what you are doing, feeling whole and blessed.
But when we get to school, society starts preying on you – trying to teach, educate and change you. School, the system, as a whole wants you to be obedient, to toe the line. When school starts teaching, your uniqueness goes out of the window. Teaching and educating homogenize - creates copies - while learning, that comes from your experience, liberates. When you are taught something, your creativity will be stifled. The result is just mere living; no celebration, no enjoyment.
To uncover your uniqueness, these 3 ways should be considered and acted upon.
Chaos is all around you. It’s evident in the outside because it first starts inside of you. You enjoy playing football but your dad opposes that and wants you to be a doctor like him in order for him to give you the secrets of his profession. Here the split happens; between what you enjoy versus what your family and society wants. Your heart craves for something and your mind – which is indoctrinated by society, educational system, and family – wants something else. It is the struggle between fitting in and standing out.
Drop all beliefs and norms because they are fake. Beliefs should come from your own experience not from anybody else’s. Start anew. Regain your childhood but now with maturity that society has stolen your freedom in order to control and direct you. The moment you regain your lost innocence is the moment you will be a mature human being. From now on you won’t be corrupted. You are the master of your own destiny.
When you realize how God is taking care of you; how this smart universe cannot beget but smart beings, your trust will be shaped. The only belief I advocate is belief in yourself. Everything follows. When you trust yourself you won’t be in need of map but you will be passionate enough to discover and welcome life’s challenges.
If education has created the redundant me-too human beings, then we have to learn from the likes of Messi who stand out and declare their freedom and independence.