Don’t know about you, but I am one of those people who doesn’t seem to truly “fit in” with any particular group or clique. My childhood was spent feeling awkward and out of place. And to a large extent those same feelings continue today, but the difference is that now, I really just don’t care if I fit in or not.
I was taught that everyone was unique. Similar, perhaps, but unique. Cliques were nothing more than a gaggle of folks who want so much to be like their leader that they live false lives. They live this facade until they even begin to believe their masks are real, which is the true tragedy because the world needs individuals working together in harmony to create that unique situation called “community.”
Imagine life with no masks, where we are real (as frightening as that may seem), where we are more concerned for others than for ourselves because we know others are doing the same. Yeah, Utopian Ideology. But my mind can wander through that dream can’t it?
So raise your Weird Banner and wave it proudly with me! “To thine ownself be true and it must follow, as the night the day, that thou canst not then be false to any man” – Bill Shakespeare. Methinks Ol’ Bill got it right!