I’ve been posting too much about adversity being on the margins. It’s time I started looking at the positive stuff that puts us there. Yes, I am on the spectrum, but even that has a lot of good stuff about it. My absurd focus allowed me to be a valued member of a 300+ person engineering team. I contributed things that neurotypicals could likely never have accomplished. That alone saved millions of bucks to the corporation, but it also made life better for the total team. That was a good thing.
If you are a creative artist, you are also on the margins. Most of us had that type of creativity drilled out of us as children. You kept it and make the world a better place. We margin livers tend to do that. Read a good book lately? It was most likely by a person living on the margins, at least until they become famous.🥴
To me, mainstream living is BORING. Going along with whatever the majority think or do is so contrary to my being, I can’t imagine ever residing there. I image many of you who will read this post think the same. It seems that I end, at least in my brain, almost every sentence or thought with the word “But”. I am always looking for a different way of seeing the world.
Let’s make a list of all those who live on the margins:
- People on the Spectrum
- Creative people
- Hippies (I had to add that one)
- Change makers
- Free thinkers
Not a bad group to be in, if you ask me…