Misfit minds

I like what Antony Mayfield has to say about misfit minds. I’ve always been prone to feeling I’m an outsider and its comforting to reflect on the upsides of this. Antony points out the subjectivity in labelling some things genius and others mental illness and reflects

It seems that in business a good strategy might be working out what type of work you are “the right kind of mad” to win at. Obviously that takes a certain amount of self-awareness…

I like the idea that it’s by embracing our eccentricity we paradoxically find the real way to belong in the world.

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  1. Adrian Segar

    I’d like to frame this a little differently. I prefer the idea that it’s by embracing who we are that we find the real way to belong in the world.

    “Eccentricity” and “mental illness” are ultimately defined by society. I don’t want to embrace societal constructs to find the real way to belong in the world, I simply want to be me.

    [On the other hand, I do believe that everyone’s crazy in one way or another, so perhaps I’m saying the same thing 🙂 …]

    -Adrian-

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