Scott Monty

 

Most people who know me appreciate that I'm a little different. My iTunes playlist probably has more Weird Al than anyone is entitled to; I am a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, the literary society devoted to the study of Sherlock Holmes; I was trained classically on the accordion.

More than you ever wanted to know, I'm sure. But people remember these things about me and they remember me because I'm different. And different is remarkable.

Christopher Morley, the founder of the Baker Street Irregulars and founder/editor of the Saturday Review of Literature, was a remarkable man and ahead of his time. Aside from founding the Three Hours For Lunch Club (the concept of which I love), he also understood the need to be different. We can all relate to his words:
Read, every day, something no one else is reading.
Think, every day, something no one else is thinking.
Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do.
It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
Go out there and be different!

This post was inspired by John Moore's observation of Chili's woes.

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