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 InspireMeToday.com.

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

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Olga Lustosa
Olga Lustosa3 years ago

I do need to be unreasonable!

Mary Donnelly
Mary Donnelly3 years ago

Great Post--thanks.

Spirit Spider
Spirit Spider3 years ago

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)

Christeen Anderson

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

Patty B.
Patty B.3 years ago

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

Sue H.
Sue H.3 years ago

I'm pretty good at Unreasonable!

Kristine Huff
Kristine H.3 years ago

Tempting but.......

Vicky P.
Vicky P.3 years ago


Cheryl I.
Past Member 3 years ago

Noted, thank you.

Rosie Jolliffe
Rosie Lopez3 years ago

thank u!