Suyin Aerts
May 26, 2023

What if?

When I was a teenager they already called me a rebel from time to time. It felt logical to use the word in the book I launched a year ago. I do not feel as if I have a unique position in our society, however I have to admit that I never wanted to “fit in” for various different reasons. I am very curious and I need new challenges. I do not want to feel stuck in one single environment for a long period of time.

Do you also like it to be constantly in movement, constantly challenging the status quo in what you do?

When we talk about the worldview it is about values, beliefs and assumptions we are making about our world. What sets me apart in the interviews I am doing at the moment for a new project is the degree to which I am sharing my particular worldview with the people I meet. It makes our discussions far more interesting.

But let me be honest , I constantly feel this paradox between wanting to be different and wanting to be accepted by the people around me.

I do create borders to be able to focus on the projects I work on, but I always feel as if it is still possible to walk outside those margins I created for myself.

Knowing where you are going is important when you want to be able to decide to go the other way. 

Making decisions stays difficult, because of this fear of missing out and also because I have always wanted to please the people around me.

When time goes by I understand that I would need many more lives to be able to realize all of my dreams. So the rebel starts to understand that she needs to sometimes stop pleasing, it is impossible to make everyone happy.

Rebels and non-conformists are often the pioneers and designers of change. It is also about making the invisible visible.

Maybe I am a rebel with a cause, but I am for sure a rebel with a purpose

Not afraid to wonder : “what if?”

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