“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
― Albert Einstein
Unfortunately, Albert's right ~ especially today. We are all expected to be rational, logical, practical ~ "faithful servants" who hold their tongue and go along with the crowd. The rational minds always make it to the top, become people in charge, spouting down requests for originality, creativity and artistry, when what they really want is what their logical, straightforward, forever-inside-the-box minds have already imagined up as a final result. I am an aspiring writer and artist, and while I'm told that my point of view is unique and could 'really bring a lot to the table,' I'm constantly looked at as if my ideas are, I guess for lack of a better word, weird. Maybe some of them are strange, but I like to think outside the box and I know I'll make it in this world because a lot of my thoughts are ... what's that word again? Intuitive.
That, and I'm more determined than ever.
It's too bad, but it always comes back around to the "faithful servant" idea, no matter what is said to the contrary ~ just do what everyone else wants, and it'll be just fine. Well, sorry people. I refuse.