Deep, meaningful quotes can be supportive, uplifting, reassuring and inspiring. I fell in love with them when I was young.
One of my favorites is by e.e. cummings: “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.”
It has become increasingly difficult in daily life to be an individual and express those traits that make us unique. Society puts so much pressure on everyone, at all ages, to conform to what’s called the norm. The mundane repetition of our lives is so aptly described in that old line, “Get up, go to work, come home, go to bed”. Day after day. Routine seems like the obstacle that blocks the flow of creativity and imagination.
Steve Jobs and Apple, Inc., in their iconic 1997 commercial (still on youtube), took this idea one step further.
Albert Einstein was the first image in that commercial. Most know that he was a Nobel prize winning physicist who thought outside the box. Most don’t know that near the end of his life, he wished he had spent more time contemplating the mysteries of the universe, especially God. “I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest are details”, he said in 1955, a few months before his death.
In one of his more famous quotes, Einstein expressed the same idea as Jobs and Cummings but in scientific terms. “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you can’t help get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”
It’s a constant battle to be creative, innovative and imaginative as we travel thru life. So here’s to all that embrace their individuality and refuse to sell out. As Yoda would say, “May the force be with you”.
Dr. Allan Bazzoli, MD is a practitioner of Acupuncture, Holistic Medicine, and Physical Medicine in the Mt. Vernon/Central Ohio and Columbus area. He is available for speaking engagements on a variety of holistic medical topics. This material can be distributed free to the public as long as there is no remuneration and credit is given to the author.