One of the blogs that I like to read is by Tom Peters, best known for his book “In Search of Excellence”. Tom, at “almost 65 years old” is still passionate … about excellence, about passion itself and a recent post about the occasional need to demonstrate indifference really got him riled up.
With this blog I try to motivate people to TRULY live their lives and those who read regularly will have seen a couple of my favorite quotes …
“Every man dies. Not every man truly lives!” … Mel Gibson as William Wallace in Braveheart.
“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today” … James Dean.
The post “Passion or Indifference … You choose” was written by a management professor who was suggesting that sometimes it is better to be passive. Peters used a lot of capital letters in his response … my favorite part of which was this quote.
“Practice indifference? Bullshit, bullshit … and BULLSHIT. Speaking as an about-to-be-65-year-old: LIFE IS TOO DAMN SHORT TO SPEND ONE MOMENT OF INDIFFERENCE!!!!”
Wouldn’t YOU love to be 65 years old and still have that kind of passion? Wouldn’t you love to be living every day as though it were your last … just like James Dean?
There is absolutely nothing stopping any of us from this kind of passion and verve for life … except what goes on inside our own heads! Think about it!