There is No Such Thing as a Foolish Plan
Do not worry about foolish acts
For it will correct itself in time,
Worry about the man who does not even dare try
For fear of looking foolish
In the eye of none
Most of us spend a good amount of time wishing for the life we want to have, while others are stumbling about, making messy little progress towards the life they plan for themselves.
We call them fools.
We laugh at them.
For we find comfort in following the laid out path, than to forge one for ourselves.
Fear of the Foolish Path
Our deep aversion to foolishness seems to be rooted in our perception of its effect on our social standing. As social creatures that rely heavily on interaction and cooperation, anything that could affect our positioning in our immediate community is seen as an unwise. We have that innate need to belong and to be part of something. And to act foolishly and non-customary would risk us being out-casted.
The thing is, we now live in a world more connected than ever before. With the advent of the digital age, people living in the opposite side of the globe can now communicate and exchange ideas in real time. This means it is far easier today to look for similar-minded individuals who can give support to each other and build an online community.
This digital tribe and togetherness has become an antidote to the Fear of the foolish because apparently, somewhere around the world, many individuals are thinking and doing the same.
Everything Starts Foolish
What we often forget is that any path we see now started out from a foolish and courageous act by someone in the past.
Many of the daily items we use today resulted from various individuals in the past who followed through with their bold vision for the future. Planes, phones and laptops are just a few of those items that exemplifies innovation that has changed the course of humanity.
The men who who were initially ridiculed because of their daring goals were seen as fools but their persistence and commitment to their objective has eventually led to their breakthrough.
A foolish plan is still a plan, a target, an aim.
It still holds in itself the intention to create something and the intention for progress.
A foolish plan beats the hell out of no plan.
A foolish plan isn’t really foolish, it’s just undeveloped
It’s Worth Following
In a world that is more open and connected, it seems that it is also more safer for us to put out our creative work out there however foolish it may seem. Because in this new world, we have the opportunity to find and choose the tribe we resonate with.
We just have to keep at it. Repeated actions, however small always triumphs over inaction.
We never know how it could help and change the lives of other people.
At the end of the day, it is only us who can bring forth our great work, we just have to bear the burden of looking foolish to others.