Visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium has always been one of my favorite things to do in Monterey. I find the open seas exhibits to be of particular interest because it’s so mysterious. While visiting the aquarium recently, I started thinking about how there always seems to be an odd fish or two that strays from the school going counter-clockwise and how much in common they have with most creative-types within our own species.
Convention in the open seas would say that staying with the school of fish would ensure odds of survival by numbers. Convention within our own society would say that you should go to school, become a doctor or a lawyer, work 9 to 5, get married, have two kids and you will be “successful”. And yet many of our great innovators in history went against the grain. Following common thought may lead you to a certain degree of success, but there is a ceiling to it. You are just a number following someone else’s path to success. Those who choose their own path may fall flat on their face more often, and yet the ceiling is also greater because there is the degree of unknown. You are yourself.
What type of fish are you?
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