Hello beautiful people! Aren’t you glad it’s a short week and it’s already HUMMMMPPP DAYYYYYYYY?! I know I am! Even though it’s been a short week, it feels like it has lasted forever. But I guess that’s how it is with any long holiday weekend.
This week’s quote reminds me of the great quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, ” To be great is to be misunderstood.” Do you really want to be the person that is just common? Or the person that people just glance over because there are so many others who think and act the same way? We all have unique traits and personalities that make us different. So why hide them? The people or small minds in this instance are not meant to understand you, and that should be fine.
Sometimes we have to be willing to be ridiculed, misunderstood, and mocked, in order to be great. It’s unfortunate but that is life. So many of the great minds started off not being understood or just cast out because their peers simply didn’t have the capacity in their brains to soak up their knowledge. Whew, I didn’t mean for that to be so harsh. But I wanted to be direct.
Take Colin Kaepernick for example. He wanted to bring attention to police brutality in America against black and brown people. He did it silently and peacefully using his NFL platform on Game Days. But there were so many small-minded people who could not understand what he was saying or what his message was/is, because they aren’t able to put their ignorance aside to see the real message. But does that make him less great just because people don’t understand him? Not. At. All. It shows that he has courage, and even though he has had to give up the game he loves, he still continuing to make a difference in a world that would rather see him burn. If that isn’t greatness, I don’t know what is.
So try to take away a lesson from Colin today and remember that sometimes you have to do something unfavorable to be great! Have a good day and don’t forget to spread some PositiviTea!