On stubbornness and resistance of authority …

A long-time friend of mine, Andrew McLeod, wrote about being stubborn and refusing to conform, which he seems to never get tired of. I left this comment for him, which he’s likely to reject because he’d rather be different than be right, but perhaps the rest of you who read my blog might get something meaningful out of it:

Stubborn ass that I am, […]

A strong thing will not bend. A stronger thing will.

A strong thing, when finally made to bend, will break. A stronger thing will bend easily, flexing and adapting to its environment.

Being outwardly defiant takes a lot of work and effort. A lot more work and effort than finesse and subversion.

I hope you realize some day the truth in these words.

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