Why be restricted? Why follow someone
else’s ideas? It’s your life. Color your life anywhere and any
way you see fit. If coloring inside the lines doesn’t suit your
lifestyle, color outside the lines. Strike out into new
territory. Be a trailblazer, not a follower. Don’t let someone else set
the boundaries of your life.
“They” draw the lines and tell you to
color inside them.
And why make the sun orange and the grass
green? Maybe your vision of the world includes purple grass and a
polka-dot sun. So be it. Just as you don’t have to color inside the
lines, you also don’t have to use the “approved,” standard colors.
Your life is like that. You don’t have to
follow anyone else’s ideas for how to live it.
Yes, you have to obey the laws of the
Yes, you should be kind to and thoughtful
of Mother Nature and how you treat the resources of this world.
Yes, you should also be kind to and
thoughtful of your fellow citizens on this planet, whether friends,
relatives, business associates, neighbors, or total strangers.
But if you are doing all these things,
the rest of how you live your life is up to you. From your aspirations
to the way you dress to the hours you keep, it’s your life and your
call. If you’re not hurting anyone else (including their feelings, not
just their physicality) or harming the earth or breaking a law, no one
has the right to tell you, “Do it my way.” No one has the right to tell
you, “This is a picture of a house. Color it brick-red and be sure to
stay inside the lines.”
You color anywhere you please—and if you
want to make the bricks chartreuse or purple or yellow, go ahead and do
It’s your picture to color however you
And it’s your life to lead however you
You don’t have to color within the lines.