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Reflections of an Outcast

Posted by : Brian | On : January 18, 2014

It’s official. I’m an outcast.

Today I found out that I have essentially been banished from my own battalion. I am not to be in the building and no one is to have contact with me. I have been “cast-out,” if you will.

Long friendships have been forced to end immediately so that I do not have a negative influence on them. “Negative” here is best described as my own personal convictions that I explicitly told the leadership were my own personal convictions and I had no intention of influencing others to do the same. Apparently this is a bad thing.

It saddens me that it has come to this, but it is more clear to me than ever that following internal beliefs creates foes – and that’s not easy.

I wish more people would become outcasts, not so they can sit in a corner and wallow in self-pity about how nobody likes them, no..

I wish more people would become outcasts so that they can have more meaning in their lives.

I wish more people would become outcasts so they could understand what is important in life.

I wish more people would become outcasts so they can understand the fulfillment of standing up for what you believe.

I wish more people would become outcasts so they could influence others to be outcasts

 

Then who knows… maybe, just maybe, all us outcasts could band together and change the world.

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