Gordon MacKenzie, with Hallmark Cards, did an interesting study. While leading art workshops at elementary schools, he asked first graders, “How many artists are in the room?” Every hand went up.
MacKenzie asked the same question to a room full of third graders. Half the hands went up. And when he asked sixth graders, only two students raised their hands.
MacKenzie concluded, “From cradle to grave, the pressure is on – fit in.”
We all want to fit in, even if that means accepting mediocrity. But fitting in isn’t always a good thing. Being a part of the 64% of men who look at porn every week isn’t a good thing. Being a part of the 37% of pastors hooked on porn isn’t a good thing. Living in a fantasy world isn’t a good thing.
Recovery Minute: The Bible says, “The path of righteousness is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day” (Proverbs 4:18). Learn to walk in the “full light of the day.” Learn to not fit in.