The new chapter starts
Not by going somewhere else
But leaving this place
On Sheeple, Green Pastures
Chances are high that the term Sheeple has made it into your lexicon by now. You can find the definition easily enough or even guess - people that act like sheep. If you know the term or have experienced people that fit the description you immediately conjur thoughts of how these people act and some of the negative effects they can have. But be careful, thinking differently and acting differently are two separate matters. You could be behaving like sheeple and not even know it.
I’m happy to assign some blame to educational systems and corporate cultures that seem perfectly content in churning out armies of drones. Coloring outside the lines is usually frowned upon in both institutions. Sure, there’s value in understanding methods and procedures - but what about creating new things that fall outside the established framework? What are the methods and procedures for creativity or innovative behavior? How the hell do you even begin to write the handbook for breaking all the rules and making new ones without running afoul of everything you understand about the world?