THE REBEL’S MANIFESTO
- Do the opposite of what you were taught. In school.
- Care not for the opinions of others. They are based on their own thoughts and fears.
- Study the work of other rebels. Steal things from them. Research with fury.
- Forget about the competition. They are on a different path than you. Trends are for suckers.
- “There’s nothing we really need to do that isn’t dangerous.” – John Cage Do the things that scare you on a regular basis.
- Make a mess.
- Embrace your dark side. Your so called “dark qualities” (or lables) are a source of great power. Find a way to incorporate them into your work. Feature them. Pay particular attention to what makes you angry.
- Exercise your voice. Put your thoughts, ideas and opinions out into the world even if it scared the shit out of you. (see number 5).
- Expand your horizons. Leave home. Visit other places/cultures. Wander aimlessly.
- Never limit your playtime. Even if your brain is telling you otherwise. All of your best stuff comes from it if you allow yourself to remain open to the unknown.
- Question EVERYTHING.
- Follow your heart.
I ran into this “Rebel’s Manifesto” today and kind of fell in love. Sometimes I feel as though my life is cluttered… but I feel justified after reading this because a lot of the clutter is due to play time, mess making, and hopefully, expansion of my horizons. I would also like to believe that this Rosemary adventure that we have embarked on has come from making a mess, researching with fury, questioning everything, exercising our voices, a little bit of embracing our dark sides but mostly following our hearts.