I guess freedom is pretty much about doing stuff we don’t know anything about and being surprised at the results, any results. Because when you do something you’re not supposed to be good at, there are no expectations, there is no shame around the corner.
Knowing can be a prison – doing the stuff you know always requires the best of you, unlocking new levels, performing better than before, in order not to disappoint others or yourself. I try to convince myself every day that what I do doesn’t save the world, and what I don’t do doesn’t end it either. And that’s ok.
So every time I forget that, I draw a silly face telling me “So what?”. I’ve been doing it for weeks now and it feels nice. You should try it too if you’re a hypercritic, a worrier, an overachiever. A human being.