The status quo is here for a reason.

It's best left unquestioned, to follow the rules, to stay inside the lines, to do as you're told.


The status quo is here for a reason.

It's your anti sat nav. 

Wouldn't it be better to question it, to break some rules, to stray outside the lines, to do as you've dreamt?


Both viewpoints are valid of course.

But only one of them will take you someplace new.

The problem with making sensible decisions is that so is everyone else.
— Paul Arden

Arden was a creative director at the Saatchi and Saatchi ad agency during the peak of the company's powers. Remember the late 80s British Airways advert with a face that assembled itself from groups of people? That was him.

For more atypical life advice, see Paul Arden's magical short book "Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite".


Posted to life in 2014.

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