“Oh Captain, my Captain!”

The legendary scene reminds us that the way to get through to each of us isn’t by following the script we have been handed. That the opportunity we each have to connect, to teach, isn’t by following the step-by-step set of instructions. But to listen, to inspire, to tell stories that resonate with those you seek to change. Regardless of what the status-quo says we should or should not do.

Isn’t that what we all want? Authenticity. Something real. Something worth remembering. This is what art is all about. Bending, stretching the rules and culture norms to make change happen.

Quit following the script and be prepared to disappoint authority–those who have spent their life to uphold the system that benefitted from it.