The reasonable (fair and sensible) person adapts (changes) him or herself to the world, the unreasonable (not fair or sensible) one persists (continues) in trying to adapt the world to him or herself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable person.
That is a quotation from George Bernard Shaw‘s writings. If I were to paraphrase (say in a shorter and clearer way) what Shaw wrote, I suppose (guess) we could say a “person is considered (thought of) reasonable when they are content (happy) with the way things are presently (at this moment). However, when we encounter (find, see, meet) a person who is dissatisfied (not happy) with the status quo (present situation) and endeavors (tries very hard) to change it, they are frequently considered to be (people often think they are) unreasonable.
This concept (idea) takes me back to a time when I was a young boy. My grandmother played an important role in my upbringing (growing up). She was continually (repeatedly) telling me I should be satisfied with what I had. My grandmother was a real Angel of God in my mind, but as I look back to (remember) those days, I realize (understand) there were a number of points she attempted (tried) to sell me where she was wrong. This was one of those points.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with being dissatisfied; In fact, there is a lot of good to be derived from (develop) a mind, which is dissatisfied. It was dissatisfaction that caused Edison to light up the world, Ford to give us the automobile, the Wright Brothers to introduce us to a new kingdom and Bell enabled us (made it possible for us) to speak to someone on the other side of the globe (world).
All of these great advances (improvements) were brought to us because their inventors were, as many believed, unreasonable. But, the truth is these inventors were dissatisfied. They were not unreasonable at all. If you are disagreeing (fighting) with a present situation just to disagree, you are very likely (probably) unreasonable. However, if you are diligently (working hard and careful) attempting to improve a situation, absolutely refuse (reject) to permit (let) someone else’s remark (saying, comment) that you are unreasonable to dissuade (make you not to do something) you. Be unreasonable in their mind, but move ahead – in the long haul (after a lot of time and effort) they will very likely follow you.
To your success,