Friday, July 1, 2011

To Thine Own Self Be True

Today I was driving through the city during rush hour.  I was alone in the vehicle, which of course, meant the music was up just one click above where the deaf would listen to music.
Hear the song!----

 Naturally, I was singing and dancing like a fool, because, let's face it, everyone does it once in a while.

The vehicle next to me was a young couple, and they had noticed my personal party.  I noticed them laughing, and so like anyone else would do, I rolled down my window and told them what station I was listening to so they could join in, and continued my shindig.

OK. Now I know most people would be horribly embarrassed and would sooner speed away than invite the car next to them to join in, but why?

Everyone has things that they are afraid to do in public, but that we would gladly do when no one is looking, or at least when we think no one is looking.  Now don't get carried away with this idea and think it is suddenly acceptable to masturbate in the park.  No.  (Please don't do that.)

I am talking about singing, dancing, kissing, playing games, watching movies or listening to a kind of music that is unpopular or deemed inappropriate for your age.  But if we all do these things, then why are we so afraid to shake our stuff in the bar on Saturday night?

It is a fear of judgment.  Well have no fear.

Every person out there is hiding traits they have personally deemed unacceptable for the public eye, but it is important to remember that it is you who made that decision.  Besides, you never know who might fall in love with those quirky parts of your personality.

So let your freak flag wave freely!

Next time you are in the check out line, sing the song on the radio and do a jig.  Play basketball with that group of strange kids in the park the next time the urge strikes, or jump fully clothed into the pool at the family barbecue.  And soccer mom's that like Justin Bieber, blare it!  Damn the 'rules'  and the judgement.

To thine own self be true.  Besides, the looks you will get will make you laugh too, and laughing is always in the plus column at the end of the day.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree that you have to be true to yourself because, if you aren't then you will never be true to anyone else. It starts with you!
    Sherry K. - northern NY