We are taught to fit in and to prevent raised eyebrows. Parents worthy of the name also instill the need to think independently, by refusing to blindly follow the crowd (“Don’t tell me what everybody’s doing! You gonna follow fools off a cliff cuz they tell you to??!“) More frequently than not, the inherent contradiction unveils a moment of potential clarity. Live for the look “they” want, or the hook of our core.
This TedTalk showcases a gifted author, Casey Gerald. As a maestro of word manipulation, he paints a picture steeped in wisdom. Watch. Listen. Learn.