Happy (Broadway) Independence Day!

Today is July 4th.

It’s a day to celebrate this country’s separation from an old school governmental institution that overtaxed us, overworked us, and stifled our creative spirit.

Broadway, whether it wants to or not, has a tendency to do the same, thanks to its political and economic rigidity.

Now, there is no one for us to rise up against or overthrow.  And it’s not even worth tossing a bunch of Starbucks Chai into NY Harbor.

But it is worth saying to yourself, “just because it’s never been done this way before, doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing.”

Declare your own independence from doing things “because that’s the way they’re done.”  Declare independence from people telling you, “it can’t happen.”

Declare Independence from Impossibility.

Because it can happen.  It might be hard . . . but something tells me that if you ask the folks who affixed their John Hancock to that piece of paper 236 years ago, they’d tell you that it was worth it.

And you may just end up helping yourself and a whole bunch of people after you as well.


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  • SweetP says:

    My work e-mail signature ends with:
    “Humans are allergic to change.
    They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’
    I try to fight that.
    That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise. (Grace Hopper)”
    And I do have a clock on the wall in my office that runs counter-clockwise.

  • Marina Barry says:

    Ken you always give great food for thought and uplift my heart. Just a big thanks for being you! Happy 4th and here’s to not being afraid to depart from rules!

  • Stephanie says:

    Wonderfully said! Thanks for the reminder to go against the grain!

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