“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
― Vincent van Gogh
If you think about it, arguably the biggest portion of the human race, which should qualify as the bench mark for normal, lives under 2 dollar a day. At present, this is the life some 2.8 Billion people call reality, every single day. That makes for an income of 730 dollars a year. With the global domestic produce of the earth amounting to 77,8 trillion dollar in 2014, theoretically there should be over 10 000 dollars per year within grasp of every individual of the 7 Billion people on earth.
Sure there is so much of what makes life fair or unfair which is based on luck. There is almost the same luck involved in life as you'll have at winning against the house when you step into a casino. There are so many variables at play. From the continent you are born in, to the country on that continent, to the state in the country, where you grew up, who you networked at school/university/work and possibly even who you are sitting next to on your next commute. The fact is, if you earn more than 2 dollars a day, you have in effect already won against the house. You are that lucky at this very moment. If you already earn more than your share of 10 000 dollars a year, you are a freak of nature.
What I'm getting at is the following: If this is you today, you can (strangely enough) not afford to be normal. Some 2.8 Billion people are already envious of how abnormal you are. For their sake, you cannot waste your luck on attempting each day to be anyone else but yourself. Your own ideas, own goals and own way of thinking. You have been too lucky to mess it up or compromising on what an extraordinary life you already have.
What amazing thing are you doing to be YOU today?
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Werner du Toit
Author of "The Road is not All Uphill"