Being dangerous is about risk.
You have to be willing to risk that your actions might hurt others and that you might get hurt in order to take an action in the world.
And only a monster would do something like that.
So you have to be willing to become the monster in order to move forwards. You have to be willing to risk offending someone at the dinner table to get your viewpoint on the world across or you won’t be able to offer anything of value to the conversation.
You have to be willing to dissapoint your parents in order to pursue the work you believe to be important or you won’t be able to offer your unique skills to the world.
And you have to risk that you might be wrong in order to take any action that might be right.
Only dangerous people can do this. And everyone has danger within them that they can tap into.
But it requires a willingness to risk and the understanding that you’re strong enough to fix it if you make a mistake. It requires the strength of a monster.
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