14 January 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Daring Imagination vs. Playing it Safe

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” ~Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton will always be remembered for his huge influence on the world of photography and fashion. His incredible works personified elegance and grace– but his personal behavior was at times, anything but.. (read more)

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3 Responses to “Daring Imagination vs. Playing it Safe”

  1. D. 25 March 2011 at 12:40 am Permalink

    “Wayseers are the change agents of society. Wayseers are the ones who know first, who sense earliest the disturbances in the fabric of human affairs – the trends, the patterns, the fashions, the coming groundswells, the revolutions that are afoot.”

    Sounds just like me. I get it, I’ve lived it to some extent….but it’s not easy as I’ve found to be this way. To constantly see things differently and feel like the canary chirping information or bringing awareness to people and feeling like the outcast? To see in and outside of the box and want to fix the box, make it better.

    It’s hard and all this lovely sentiment sounds great…I want it!! Want to live it but ouch!

    Any thoughts on how one can do this without taking such a huge chunk out of their soul in the process?

    Thx.

  2. suzannan t. 14 July 2012 at 4:13 pm Permalink

    of course it is not easy to be this way. I, myself tried to seek out people with similar mindset, only to learn the following. There are the “ordinary sleepers”, who get agitated when too much information is thrust upon them, and there are the ones who “have seen the light”, but they are too forceful and reimented. So I have taken on the role of resource person, one who is quiet unless someone seeks my opinion. In this role, however, I find that more and more people come to me for answers. So I educate and care for myself, and help those who seek me out. This road is lonely but fulfilling. If it eats away at your soul, learn not to be attached, non-attachment is the way to true emotional freedom. By the way, by non-attachment I am not referring to love. It is the state of loving without expectations… :)

  3. suzannan t. 14 July 2012 at 4:14 pm Permalink

    please correct the word reimented…it should be regimented…thanks


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