My Case for Being a Follower

It takes all types to make a world.

It most certainly takes a number of leaders to shake things up. But please don’t ignore the essential role of the follower. ( hehehe)

Let’s say you have a dream. Well, most would agree, it needs to be followed.

Calmly, if possible.Image

And another common sense “following” rule of thumb: Follow your heart.


I would argue that you should follow your heart even when it is difficult. And so would Braveheart.


Those two are easy. Cake walks, really…These next ones are gonna take some additional thought on your part.

Sometimes you have a to make a choice about who or what you should follow:


But if it makes you happy and feels good (and isn’t hurting anybody), I say go for it!!



In addition, the concept of following has been spoken of by people of many different walks of life.

Business people have their opinion of following: *Malcolm S. Forbes* “Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful.” Apparently this philosophy worked very well for him.


Cute actors offer their opinions on the subject:  “Really try to follow what it is that you want to do and what your heart is telling you to do.” *Jennifer Aniston* I am really trying, Jennifer.


Mavericks consider following, but often reject it: *Adam Lambert* “There’s not a blueprint for me to follow.”  Maybe a blueprint would help in Adam’s case…


Greek philosopher *Socrates* chimes in on the subject: “The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like him.” And who am I to question him?


Even leaders must follow: *Benjamin Disraeli* “I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?”

Supermodels follow things: “Getting as much sleep as possible and following a healthy diet will stop you from feeling run-down if, like me, you’re super stressed.” And I am. Not a supermodel, that is, but super-stressed.


*Dolly Parton* understands the value of a loyal following: “I have a big gay and lesbian following and they’ve been very loyal and kind to me.” So cool.


Revolutionaries draw the line where following is concerned: “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” *Thomas Paine* I have a tendency to get out of the way.


Even *John Wayne* recognized how powerful the concept of following can be: “If you’ve got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.” Well, if you put it that way, John, we’re right behind you.


My final argument to make my case for the beauty of being a follower will be presented in song.

(You know the tune- feel free to sing along with Uncle Kracker)

Follow me, everything is alright

I’ll be the one to tuck you in at night

And if you want to leave, I can guarantee

You won’t find nobody else like MIA!!!


Soooooo, where am I going with this?? (in case you haven’t caught on)


6 Comments on “My Case for Being a Follower

  1. BRAD- as in THE BRAD!!! OMG!! You are real!!! You are not just a wonderful, sexy, lovable, and at times calming, figment of Matt’s imagination! (just kidding- I always believed in you!) I love your blog so much. One of my upcoming entries is going to be about how much I love your blog, because it truly opened my eyes to a new way of “knowing” people. Although I would love to pinch you and Matt’s rosy cheeks (the ones on your face, of course) to make sure you are totally real… In any case, thank you for following me. I have a few things to say. And now I have fifteen followers who HAVE TO LISTEN to me!!

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