Derek Sivers

Programmer, writer, entrepreneur, avid student of life. I make useful things, and share what I learn.

Real rebellion is going to school wearing a clown suit

When the subject of rebellion comes up with friends, I often quote this great phrase from “Lonely Dissent”:

Real rebellion doesn't feel like going to school dressed in black. It feels like going to school wearing a clown suit.

For all you musicians and entrepreneurs who are used to having people tell you your plan, band, or company will never work, let this be a great reminder of what real rebellion feels like, and how sweet it is when everyone else is wrong.