I feel that people generally view renegades in a negative way. Renegades are often seen as rebels and outlaws, for sometimes coming into violent conflict with the government or power structure of the time.  However that is just one type of renegade.  The renegades I admire are the ones who challenged established beliefs and doctrines in a peaceful manner. They were often persecuted in their time for bucking the system and challenging conventional thought. In the end though history shows that they were right.

One definition of renegade I found is:

someone or something that causes trouble and cannot be controlled

Another is:

an individual who rejects lawful or conventional behavior

Using these definitions we can see that some of the greatest people in history were renegades. Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Galileo and even Jesus were renegades. Their ideas certainly scared the power structure of the time and in the end they made positive lasting change.

When I look out at the world and many of the problems we commonly hear about I can’t help but think the world has gone insane. Not only are many of the problems we are supposed to be worried about not real problems but the solutions presented to us by politicians and the media are asinine and nonsensical. I’m hoping by sharing my thoughts with the world I can help influence change in a positive way.