I finally found the meaning behind the Pink Floyd song. Call me clueless or call me enlightened. Either way I found a new interpretation which was I had not discovered in the previous hundreds of times I had heard that song.
Ants Marching by Dave Matthews clearly reiterates the true message behind the Pink Floyd anthem. For many, the song is about rebellion, defying education and the system and fighting off the establishment. In essence don’t be “another brick in the wall” Are we followers to a path of established lifestyle that we are forced to live at birth. Are we destined to go through youth, innocent to confused, get a proper education, a job, start a family, retire and die. Now, that was a very sobering thought.
Here is a thought, that does not take a rock star lifestyle to comprehend, be different without destroying the establishment. Make a difference while still staying within the boundaries of a moral foundation. We are all born with an a unique skill that blesses us with talents beyond our own rational thinking: a mind. It is the single most power presence in all of the universe (at least the part that scientists have discovered). We have the ability to make history.
We can change, we can take the road undiscovered and make it our own. We can define future generations.
By thinking on your own, we are not setting the stage for and recommending complete rebellion. We are suggesting taking a risk and following your passion.
Discover your talent and use it to give back to society.
Do you have compassion?
Are you athletic?
Are you an artist?
Are you a writer?
Are you a leader?
Are you an educator?
No matter what you talent, knowing it is only Act I. The play has only begun.
Now it the time to harness and exploit that talent for the good of all mankind.
Be a thought leader. Use your abilities, take the ultimate risk and no matter what, do not be afraid to succeed.
You thought I was going to say “do not be afraid to fail”. I meant “do not be afraid to succeed”
You will succeed. Just by putting the effort forward, you will. If you affect one life and only one you have become a success and a role model to another.
Let go of your habits, let go of your behaviors and look within yourself to find your talent, make it your own and share it with the world
Be a thought leader, not another brick in the wall