Monday, 14 March 2016

Matthew Parker Indiana On The Perils Of the Standard Life

“In modern society, the script is often written long before we ever learn to walk. In fact, it has existed unchallenged for many generations. The path is always: go to school, get good grades, get a safe and secure job that pays well, start a family, retire and settle into country life”, says Matthew Parker Indiana, a motivational speaker.

This script was sound and achievable for many generations. But now, with the developments in science and technology, people have more options and they are also able to live longer. Add to this the fact that companies tend to downsize a whole lot more and most people will go through four or five jobs in their lifetime.

Most of us, if we are to admit it, don’t fit into this model. For many of us, our jobs don’t require academic achievements and, with technology, a lot of talent-related jobs have made it easy to pursue a career away from the mainstream privileged jobs.

Unfortunately, many people still try to fit in this mould. They play by the rules until they wake up one day and the “rules” have sucked life out of them.

“What most of us require these days is courage. We need the grit to step out into the prospective unknown. We need to explore new ways of living our lives and going for that which the heart desires. It means standing up to the voices that insist that we toe the line”, says Matthew Parker Indiana, adding “It means being rebels with a course. It means being misunderstood but, at the end of the day, being able to live the life that you truly ever wanted.”