Most of us have been through school, and experienced all the highs and lows that accompany those years. High school-level school is a period in everyone’s lives when one is impressionable and easily molded by the pressures to fit in and conform.
The trouble is, with this adolescent pressure to fit in, we began to fear what other people thought of us. On top of this, most school systems reinforce this fear, through providing an environment in which conforming is good and deviation is bad. Taking risks and standing out as being a bad thing was drummed into us, day in day out.
So most of the lack of risk-taking in our adult lives stems from those high-school years. It’s possible, and necessary, to break out of those habits instilled into us at school. It’s time to drop those negative habits and return to being the creative dreamers we were before.
Care about creating and not about conforming. Leave school!
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