The Purple Cow

What about the gears you never used?

The great cartoonist who created the popular character “Snoopy” Charles M Schulz once said:

“Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.”

How true!

A large portion of people around us have already given up exploring their inner potential owing to age, fear of failure or peer pressure. They began like heroes but are now turning out to be side kicks in someone else’s story. Is there any fun living a life of “boundaries”?

What if you took off a weekend and started writing poetry? Or learnt a new language? Or trekked a new mountain? Or learnt a new instrument? Or even simply, taught at a local church? 

What if you weren’t meant to become just an employee in a major firm (which doesn’t give a damn about you). What if you lived a life of adventure and purpose? What if instead of showing someone else as an icon, you showed yourself to your kids?

Excuses are many, laziness and inactivity are deep, but the biggest question that should constantly invade your mind is:

Why can’t I be who I want to be?