Possibly you’ve already read the story about Daniel Norris, the baseball pitcher in the US, who definitely stands out in a crowd? I read the article some weeks ago and got very inspired by what I read. I wanted to write about it, but only got around to it now. And since it’s been a while since I read it, I just re-read it, and listened to the clip as well. It’s all there in the article. Read it. Listen to Daniel.
When I come across a person, who – like Daniel – lives according to his values, rather than according to his circumstances, I get filled with hope. Hope for the future. For humanity.
Here we have one man standing out. Refusing to conform. To the norm. To do what, according to the masses, probably should be the proper action to take after signing a multi-million dollar contract.
To do what he himself thinks makes sense. Being able to hear the inner voice of wisdom, act upon it, rather than having it drown in the constant barrage of noice from outside. That voice which can sometimes whisper so silently one really has to listen very very carefully. Get knowledge. Be kind and loving. Be happy with what you’ve got. Yeah, why couldn’t it be that simple? It’s truly inspirational!
How do we ensure we get more people into the world with this ability? To listen within? To stand for ones convictions, in the face of rags and riches alike? Do I?