Keri Smith

Keri's Smith Rebel Manifesto made my day. I intend to print it out and tatoo it on my body! Just kidding about the tatoo- but I do need to make sure I read it once a day.
For those who have trouble reading it here it is.
1. Do the opposite of what you were taught in school.
2. Care not for the opinions of others. They are based on their own thoughts and fears.
Study the work or other rebels. REsearch with fury.
4. Forget about the competition . They are on a different path then you. Trends are for suckers.
5. There's nothing we really need to do that is not dangerous- John Cage. Do the things that scare you on a regular basis.
6. Make a mess.
7. Embrace your darkside. Your so called Dark qualities are a source of great power. Find a way to incoporate them into your work. FEature them Pay particular attention to what makes you angry.
8. Exercise your voice. PUt your thoughts, ideas and opinions out there into the world even if it scares the shit out of you.
9. Expand your horizons. Leave home. Visit other places/cultures. Wanter aimlessly.
10. Never limit your playtime. EVen if your brain is telling you otherwise. All of your best stuff comes from it if you allow yourself to remain open to the unknown.
11. Question everything.
12. Follow your heart.