Abandon ‘Officiality’

The Point

The world advances and decays one person at a time. Institutions follow the footprints of pioneers who do the actual exploring and surveying. Real things are accomplished by hard-working, real people.

Institutionalization, however, is but a shell that remains after the life of an organic society petrifies. Unfortunately, most cultures revere institutions as a kind of “official” status, as if a group or movement is somehow less valid before it incorporates and forms a board. Actually, becoming “official” in that sense makes a group less legitimate.

Just be who you are. Real people will recognize you for who you are.