A comfortable life, is one that has never seen the atrocities of the world — a life that whilst full of joy, may be brittle and naïve in the face of adversity.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
— Khalil Gibran.
We do not choose the life we’re born into, we do certainly mould ourselves to what is presented.
Adapting and evolving and growing, as human beings — as profound souls.
Circumstances are unpredictable, we do not choose for when a favourable one or one filled with agony will present itself.
How we deal with the circumstance we’re presented with, builds character.
A child that has been bullied, will emerge to one day be empathetic.
Examples are throughout history, nobody who ever conquered greatness was ever raised with a silver spoon.
Suffering is a human condition, and growing to endure it and know that it’s leading to a positive outcome; will undoubtedly build upon a foundation which isn’t so brittle as to be blown away by rejection or harsh criticism.
The loudest of voices, often fall — we see heroes fall throughout because they allowed themselves to fall victim to comfort.
The Wealth, The Success, The Fame…blinded such souls and hence, they fell from grace.
For the ones that do survive are the ones that not only defended their title they rightfully earned, but did not succumb to the comfort life had to offer.
They chose a different path, one that was uncomfortable — a path most would rather shy away from.
The label of “Crazy”, is a moniker given by those who cannot understand genius.
Hence, the most brilliant of people often reserve themselves in their own suffering — convinced they are never going to be good enough.
Whilst, the cowards and the bullies end up leading the masses — creating a following of sheeps as they follow the idiots herd.
Loneliness is a gift, individuals who truly surfaced as brilliant are riddled with confusion, anxiety, lack of self-worth, and contradiction.
They’re not the greatest of lovers nor are they the most comfortable of people to be around.
It’s a character trait of being insecure within one’s body.
Every so often a true master will find the diamond in the rough, and convince it that it’s not so worthless after-all.
One of London’s most profound scientist, Humphrey Davy was approached by an individual who lacked formal education and had almost no scientific background; an individual by the name of Michael Faraday.
Mr. Davy initially turned Mr. Faraday’s job application down, the man had no formal education and no credentials to earn himself a job with the greatest chemist at the time; he was just a kid fascinated by science.
This did not dissuade Faraday, his persistence would eventually earn him an apprenticeship under Humphrey Davy.
When asked what Davy’s greatest discovery was, he proclaimed “Michael Faraday”.
Initially rejected and often declared as an individual who could not be taught science, invented the foundation of what we now know as the “Electric Motor”.
It may be fair to say that, had it not been for Faraday; there would be no Elon Musk’s “Tesla”.
Genius and Brilliance can come from anywhere, at any point, on a street corner or from an Ivy League college.
The one’s who have truly left their mark throughout history, were not born without pain and suffering.
Hence, the message I leave you with, dear reader is this;
If you’re in pain, or suffering, or failing to hit the mark — do not worry too much, brilliance is not achieved over night.
It takes a great deal of pressure for brilliance to finally emerge.
Do not look to the over-night fame, the viral sensations — for they do not stand the test of time.
True brilliance and art, stands the test of time through it’s unique nature and verisimilitude.