In my last post, I referred to the Burden of Originality. I highly appreciate those who read it. And in this one, I’ll try to propose how do we break our all-too-comfortable habit of behaving like a sheep in a herd of people!
In my last post, one of my subscriber made me realize that I missed some crucial points, like
How, given all the influences that sway people (young and old) to behave like sheep, can we break them of that all-too-comfortable habit of following the leader?
Definitely We can’t rely on the same vehicles that put peoples’ independent minds to sleep (TV, social media critics, teachers). So who can we rely on?
To answer this, we should rely on ourselves, our inner selves, rather than on somebody else.
To break this all-too-comfortable habit of accepting everything and following others, I recommend we all should:
1. Stop And Think
Don’t let the other people or your friends control you. Have you own mind working and decide what you like rather than staying firm on their choices.
2. Start Standing Up To Others
Ever tried saying no ? When others asked you to do things you are not comfortable, be comfortable in saying no. You surely want to live your life your way, not theirs! And this very helpful because it also stops your habit of blaming others and you start to take responsibility of things around you! If you enjoy doing certain thing then do them. But if your friends want it to do, and you don’t like it, then try refusing politely, because even if you do it, it won’t lookk good and there’ll be no fun too!
3. Start Suggesting Things
Instead of going along with someone else’s plan, try suggesting yours. Unleash your mind-work and dazzle them with your creativity. Become a leader and not a follower! In this way, they’ll start to follow you and also start liking you.
4. Be Charismatic!
Be friendly and show your nice side to friends and other people who look up to you for help. Practice a good judgement and most people will come up to you for some advice and moreover, you’ll build some strong relationships with them, which are very helpful in the long run!
We can’t rely on anyone for our choices. Everyone has his/her mind, and all minds are alike! So we have to know what we like and need not be influenced by others around us. We have to be a leader of ourselves and we need no title to do that! So Break the Habit tonight and live freely the way you want to, without being affected by others’ choices!