Tigers and Sheep

3 Oct 2013

Be the anomaly. The aberration. The glitch. The inconvenient. the divergent. The string of junk code. The stubborn apple that falls nowhere near the tree. Or the fucking forest. Be the fool. The bonehead. The idiot in the room. Let them shake their groupthink heads at you. Let them be ashamed of you. Embarrassed of you. pissed off at you. They will call you names and you must let them. Let them jeer. Let them point. Let them laugh. Be resistant to their mockery. Be the fodder for their jokes. Be a magnificent failure in their eyes. A tiger does not lose sleep over the opinion of sheep. Go ahead, be the scar tissue on their worldview. Their normality. They’ll loathe you. They’ll fear you. They’ll wish they were you.
Shahir Zag