It’s Hugely Exciting to be Free and Powerful
“Becoming free is quite scary. You suddenly have to start thinking about what it is you really want to do. All that stuff you’ve been putting off for years because you allowed yourself to be trapped by external controls, suddenly comes back home to roost. You have to examine your talents, or lack of them, and ask yourself if you really have it in you to write that book, compose that song, start that company. You’ve been making excuses for years, but suddenly it’s time for action!
But above all, it’s hugely exciting to be free and powerful, in a world where the ‘sheep’ are fast asleep! There is nothing quite like the daily ‘buzz’ you get when you know that you are one of the few people who are ‘awake’. Call it smug, call it elitist, call it what you will, once you have experienced it, I guarantee that you will never fall asleep again!”
“There is little point in grasping personal freedom if you panic at the thought of being free! There is a penalty to becoming free. Suddenly, the game’s up. You have to face yourself and decide what you want to do with what little remains of your life. It’s scary, but fun. Inner Circle initiates have a whole long list of things they want to do, from learning the piano to climbing Mount Everest! Normal people, in contrast, have little or nothing they want to do. Given the opportunity, they would stare at you blankly and come up with….nothing.”
- Inner Circle Philosophy (Stuart Goldsmith)