A while back, I posted on social media a picture of a little girl wearing a cowboy hat, and riding a stick horse. The caption read, “I’m fixin’ to get in trouble. You comin’?”
And I was surprised at the exuberance (and the number) of responses to this idea.
What is it about “trouble” that is so appealing to so many? Is it the adrenaline of risk? Is it the sense of freedom from the constraint of rules? What is so irresistible about a little rebellion?
Of course, there are different kinds of trouble. James Dean and “rebels without a cause” aside, there’s the behavior of rebels with a cause–people who break rules that should be broken. They break rules that hold them and others back, and their way of rule breaking is constructive rather than destructive. It creates positive change.
Listen in for stories and inspiration to do just that!
Oh, you’d make a little trouble if you understood
You know trouble ain’t bad if the bad is good…
Make a Joy Box for Someone You Care About: https://jillbaughan.com/joy-box/
Biography: Corrie ten Boom. April 2, 2014. https://www.biography.com/activist/corrie-ten-boom
Castle, Beth. 8 Times Jesus Got in Trouble with the Church. https://finds.life.church/8-times-jesus-got-trouble-church/
“Trouble” theme song from The Chosen–Season Two Finale Version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6M8Ybz9kFA
Vedantam, Shankar, Laura Kwerle and Tara Boyer. “You 2.0: Rebel With A Cause.” Hidden Brain: A Conversation about Life’s Unseen Patterns. July 23, 2018. https://www.npr.org/2018/07/23/631524581/you-2-0-rebel-with-a-cause