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.

Today Jason pointed to this YouTube video of Peter Schiff, two years ago, predicting exactly what's happening in the U.S. economy right now. (Click here to watch even part of this video to really understand the point of today's post.)

Every other expert on the show is laughing out loud (literally), scoffing at him, saying that's the most ridiculous thing ever. (Then watch those same experts make predictions about 2008 that could not have been more wrong.)

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. :-)