It's the same with people in a zombie movie. See, in pretty much EVERY single zombie movie or TV show, the people who die first are the ones in the big cities. They're in big groups, thinking that sticking together and following the crowd and being the same as everyone else will help them. Safety in numbers, that kind of thing. They laugh at the people who go off on their own. They call them crazy.
But the thing is, it's the crazy ones out on their own who are ALWAYS the ones who are alive at the end. The big crowd of people? They're breakfast.
It's like this in life. It feels safer to be part of the crowd, to follow the mob, to not stand out. If you stand out you're vulnerable. You risk being laughed at. But you realise that if you do what everyone else does, you get what everyone else gets, and in the case of a zombie movie, that means you get a pretty messed-up brain.
The really great people, the ones who we look on as heroes and geniuses, they went away from the crowds. They put in more work than everyone else. They went after their dreams. They took a chance where others backed off and played it safe. They wrote stories and painted paintings in styles no one had ever done before.
And mostly they were laughed at. But the things they were laughed at for at the start are now the EXACT SAME things that make them great. The things they did that made them stand out are now what everyone else does!
The thing is, you have to be ready to stand out from the crowd if you want greatness. You have to be YOU, and you have to believe that the skills and traits you have are the ones that will take you wherever you want to go. You don't have to be like everyone else. You really don't. Especially if being like everyone else, writing the same stories, travelling the same path, means that you're holding back the real you, holding back on going for the dreams that make you sing inside.
You have to let that song out.
You have to take the risk and move away from everyone else and be the person you know you can be. It's hard and scary and you may get laughed at or shouted down, but if you really believe in something, if it drives you and fulfills you and makes you smile every time you think of doing it, you just have to do it.
Life's too short.
Especially when there are zombies about!
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