A Square With A Horn Makes You Wish You Weren’t Born Every Time He Plays

A Square With A Horn Makes You Wish You Weren’t Born Every Time He Plays

Everybody Wants To Be A Cat / The Aristocats (Rinker/Huddleston)


Don’t you just know it? Here you are trying to enjoy life when you bump into someone who seems hell bent on bringing you down.

In fact, they seem to want to bring everybody to their level of misery and despair. They love nothing more than spoiling your plans, finding fault, telling you that your ideas will come to nothing and so on.

They also like to recruit people into their gang so that there are more and more people who think negatively about life; this way they don’t feel alone when they are blowing off about their nightmare world.

These aren’t bad people by the way – they’re just stuck. Stuck playing the same tune on their broken horn. These squares have been playing the same tune so long that they are stuck in the habit of living life that way.


In fairness to The Squares, they will say that negativity and being generally hacked off is normal. They will tell you that you should stop living in a dream world and start being Normal.

Don’t do it, Don’t be Normal. Don’t live a life that is not extraordinary. You owe it to yourself to be to the most positive, full on, high octane version of you imaginable. You weren’t put on this earth to be Average or Normal!


Still think I’m wrong? Look up the etymology of the word Normal. It is derived from the Latin word “normalis” which means “as determined by a Carpenter’s Square; conforming to the Rule”. Correct, reliable, ubiquitous – but boring. Square in fact.

You Get Lighter The More It Gets Dark

You Get Lighter The More It Gets Dark

Sky Full Of Stars / Coldplay (Buckland/Champion/Berryman/Bergling/Martin)


The next time there is no moon in the sky and there is little or no cloud cover (the next “new moon” is in 2 days where I live), get out at night and go as far away from light source as you can.

Don’t turn on a torch/flashlight and resist the urge to consult your phone. I’d like your eyes to get used to the dark.

When you have found somewhere comfortable to stand, sit or even lie down, I’d like you to look up at the stars. This is not about finding shapes or constellations but just look at the stars.

Now look at the sky. The darkness between the stars. Which one outplays the other? In terms of space, area it’s the darkness. The stars take up a tiny amount of space versus the night sky; you’d be pushing it to say its 1-2%.

Now look down at your hand. Can you see it? Is there enough light from just those stars to make sense of things?

When you return home, turn on the TV news or find a newspaper. What percentage of the news is good news? When you go to school or work the next day, what percentage of people you meet are uplifting, motivational and sharing their light?

It’s a daft metaphor but it works for me. The world, just like the night sky is 98% darkness, but 2% of the ‘stars’ in the world you light up the place. You could join them – it’s free. We can ‘get by’ with just 2% of people being stars but think how great it would be if a few more stepped up.

Be a Star.