Flipping the script on conventional wisdom can lead to a life filled with open possibilities and untapped potential. People often ask, “Why is the world this way?” A different question to ponder is, “Why not?”
Life throws us a lot of near misses. However, it’s usually about becoming aware of our opportunities instead of all the problems. Because life doesn’t hand us a roadmap. Our current situation, job, an unexpected loss, or the book we’re reading might seem unrelated. Yet, each serves as a stepping stone for the next chapter.
Art exemplifies the courage to dive into the unknown. Here, the canvas morphs into a playground for your imagination. Think of an artist painting a mural that depicts what people are truly feeling and experiencing. Where some see a blank wall, the artist sees a space for impactful change. A child can draw feelings and bring them to life. And together, we weave even at the most tragic times.
In essence, life becomes a series of endless possibilities when we dare to ask, “Why not?” This involves taking chances, spotting overlooked opportunities, learning from every experience, and embracing the risks inherent in exploring the edges. Becoming aware that there is another way to explore and respond.
George Bernard Shaw said, “Some men see things as they are and say ‘Why?’ I dream things that never were, and say ‘Why not?'”
Accepting responsibility for our collective wellbeing means listening to our heart, no matter who tells us not to. Every experience equips us to explore and take what society calls risks. Because we no longer follow blindly as we trail blaze much needed paths right now.
So, if there was ever a time in human history to take action, this is it. It is up to us to flip the script.