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Write to be misunderstood

I don’t want people to get me, partly because I don’t get myself. I have some basic tenets on politics, religion, and economics etc., which are generally pragmatic and modern American.

However, when it comes to thinking about things and observations I have a propensity to think the opposite. There’s something in me that disdains conformity and turns simple observations into complex ones, and then struggles to return thoughts back to simplicity. This is not a deliberate process, just natural over-thought. Can things really be that easy to understand?

Thinking different often means thinking creatively. The challenge with obtuse thinking is maintaining weirdness without isolating yourself from the norm.

It’s too easy to impress people, say what you know they want to hear. It’s also too easy to upset people with creative expression, be ahead of your time or reconnect an idea of the past.

There’s no one right answer in how to think and determine what’s right. Thankfully, you can think different and conform at the same time. Just be sure to fight the present when you know it’s wrong. Cherish the ability to think forward and operate backward.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.