There are two types of people who despise instruction.
The first type hate following orders just because they have an internal capacity to reject authority. They grow up to be rebels, and are as easily admired as they are discarded. Those with initiative however, find themselves in areas of authority, which they achieve through determination and a steel will.
The second type refuse to follow direction because they are entirely focused on something else of greater value. They see the world in a fresh light, and well-established authorities often overlook their adventurous tendencies as disrespectful. With enough good breaks, these people become leaders. They are the ones who strive to understand diversity, and know that good ideas can come from anywhere.
Childhood and adolescence are marked not by our age, but by our innocence about the world. We don’t know how it works, or how to play this game called life. All we know is we are here and we have a fighting chance. We think we’re invincible until one day something comes along and shatters this well-worn ideal. And that, my friends, is what most people call growing up. In hindsight, I don’t remember feeling invincible. I was always aware of responsibilities and repercussions. But, to be honest, I’d rather regress into an adult state of childhood than slowly lose the sense of invincibility as I grow up. I can honestly say that I’ve been there and done that, and that I can start having fun now. I’m never going to grow up again, not willingly. Let the games begin
“The man who said ‘I’d rather be lucky than good’ saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It’s scary to think so much is out of one’s control. There are moments in a match when the ball hits the top of the net, and for a split second, it can either go forward or fall back. With a little luck, it goes forward, and you win. Or maybe it doesn’t, and you lose.”—Match Point (via furchesl)