Jim Morrison was a song-writer, singer, poet and the lead vocalist of The Doors. His music was revolutionary that influenced all generations starting from the '60s. He was a rebel and a non-conformist who took over the world through his music. Jim Morrison was mysterious and intelligent, having been inspired by great philosophers and poets like Nietzsche, but he had a wild side too. Jim believed that you need to destroy in order to create. He studied film at UCLA and was beyond talented. Unfortunately, his wild side got out of control and he died of a heroin overdose.
Number Eight: "Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free."
This has to be the ultimate way to overcome one’s fears—to face them. How else does one tackle and kill it? Brilliant!
Number Seven: "We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."
He asks for everyone to break away from the shackles that we put on ourselves. It is very important that one faces people or situations that one fears or are uncomfortable with. Only then can one know the unknown, yet feared outcome.
Number Six: "You feel your strength in the experience of pain."
I guess everyone will have a different viewpoint on this one. Yet, it is enlightening to know how one can find one's power.
Number Five: "Break on through to the other side."
Jim wants you to experience being a deviant just so you can unleash your creative potential. Many people get stuck in mediocrity by staying in their status quo and following others' perception of being normal.
Number Four: "There are things known and things unknown, and in between are the doors…"
This quote also gives the explanation about the name of the band he was in. The quote inspires people to explore new avenues in life and not be afraid of new opportunities. Who knows which door leads to happiness?
Number Three: "One shouldn't take life so seriously. No one gets out alive anyway."
This quote inspires people to be able to laugh at oneself, to take risks and to be fair. It may not always get you the desired outcome, and may backfire, but then what does one have to lose in this temporary abode?
Number Two: "Time to live, time to lie, time to laugh, and time to die. Take it easy baby. Take it as it comes."
Jim says the unspoken here. We are so afraid of death and sad times that we often forget that they are inevitable. One must experience every emotion in life, for that is what makes a human, human.
Number One: "A man searching for paradise lost can seem a fool to those who never sought the other world."
This is for those who take risks and may even seem suicidal at times. But, how has anyone made it big without dreaming about it and then giving it one's all. The cowards shall always oust you for being foolish because for them, mediocrity is normalcy.