jj bassette

Official website of American musician, composer, and entrepreneur JJ Bassette, a 23 year old California kid currently banging on pianos all over China.

Be Irrational

People are, by our very nature, irrational.  

But we live in a world that, at almost every turn, encourages - if not demands - us to be rational.  For us to play by the rules, stay in the box, take things one logical step at a time.

So we do.  And why not?  After all, rationality feels safe.  It removes our emotions from the decision making process, allowing our mistakes to be simply errors of calculation and not - as we all fear - personal failure.  

Yes, there are plenty of situations that rightfully require rationality.  But it's very difficult to rationalize your way to happiness.  

Don't live a rationalized life.  Follow your quirks, your random hopes, your crazy dreams.  Even - if not especially - if you're not sure how the dots connect.

They will, and might just turn you into the person you always wanted to be.