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Wisdom from Owen Marcus

Wisdom from Owen Marcus

Be unreasonable!

If this were my last chance to share something with the world, I would encourage everyone to be unreasonable – be instigators of change!

You’ve been a good person, you’ve given of yourself, and you’ve done the right thing – most of the time. You have lived your life by others’ rules, those rules that you were taught as a child, those rules you taught to others.

But what one rule have you always wanted to break? I’m not talking about laws, or morality. I don’t mean robbing a bank or cheating on your spouse. What is that thing that you wanted to do that you were told you shouldn’t?

Like quitting a job you hate that “has great benefits”. Starting your own company in a field that everyone says is “too risky”. Deciding to perform the songs you wrote LIVE in front of an open-mic audience. Selling your house and moving to the Bahamas because it sounds like fun. What rule would not hurt anyone – but would be “wrong” to do?

I bet every time you thought about doing the “right thing” instead of freeing yourself to break that rule, some part of you cringed in resistance. How long have you been that reasonable person, doing what is expected of the average person? …Continue reading at

Owen is the author of Grow Up: The 9-Fold Path to Becoming a Remarkable Man.

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1:46PM PST on Nov 16, 2012

I do need to be unreasonable!

11:13PM PST on Nov 10, 2012

Great Post--thanks.

7:17PM PST on Nov 10, 2012

I would love to pack up and go to the bahamas :-) I'll leave a note saying owen marcus told me to!!! (I might have to win the lotto first)

10:37AM PST on Nov 10, 2012

Some rules were meant to be broken. Sometimes you just have to take a chance. Thank you.

9:10AM PST on Nov 10, 2012

Change up everything !
And one question that drives people crazy is .."...and why is that ?"
Makes people think about the why .

5:20PM PST on Nov 9, 2012

I'm pretty good at Unreasonable!

4:36PM PST on Nov 9, 2012

Tempting but.......

1:57PM PST on Nov 9, 2012


11:07AM PST on Nov 9, 2012

Noted, thank you.

9:50AM PST on Nov 9, 2012

thank u!

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