We live in deep water; they see only the surface. Those who dare to dive deep into these infinite waters are blessed with wealth beyond imagination. Those who dive deep change the world; those who dive deep get closer to seeing things for how they truly are. The surface people, those people, those who conform and those who are scared to stand alone, they never stray too far from the herd; isolation equals danger, and danger equals death. To dive deep, to stand alone is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing in that we are trailblazers, we create the path on which others walk; a curse in that there is great pain in standing alone, in leading the way. Leaders are the people who create the path, they are fearless in their pursuit of evolution and of bettering the world, and the lives of those within it. I am a leader and I care deeply about others, however, being so very different to most, really thinking outside the box, this often leaves me feeling isolated and misunderstood.
I reflect upon the greats throughout history who were misunderstood: Socrates, Leonardo Da Vinci, Joan of Arc and Nicholas Copernicus; and in the present day, Elon Musk. These people were so radically different that society for the most part rejected(s) them (Elon Musk is incessantly ridiculed in the media, however, his die-hard audience does not think as such). Just because you are different, just because you are rejected by society and just because you are, for the most part, misunderstood. This does not mean that your value is less, or that you are any less correct; let them judge you, let them ridicule you, and let them speak ill of you. And in the words of the famous and talented Bob Dylan “Don’t criticise what you can’t understand”.