We’ve all been in that awkward situation where we don’t know which fork to use for what, how to poo at someones house without causing a blaring splash and precisely what dress is perfect for the ‘black tie optional’ event we feel obligated to attend. For some reason, retaining such knowledge is typically associated with the amount of class someone has. Personally, I feel like that is EXACTLY what is wrong with our society. Those kind of (in my opinion) useless facts consume, embarrass and confuse us all! If the majority of us don’t care, why must we pretend to know such specifics in the company of others?? When will we be able to look at each other, laugh and pull out the plastic wear?
I for one am sick of the cookie cutter expectations that are put in place by people that I don’t even respect. Forming a mold that people MUST fit into in order to be ‘accepted’ into your perfect little world of nonsense is shallow. We are all individuals but we are all people. Embracing each others differences, on any scale, would make the world such a more beautiful place. If you feel something, express it! If you’re thinking something, vocalize it! If someone has an issue with who YOU are when you’re not pretending to be someone else then it is exactly that; their problem! Period. Who wants a friend that doesn’t like you for you anyway?
I frequently experience people who have a problem with the semi-obnoxious, loud, strong opinionated things that I say. Those same people, however, have NEVER told me to my face. I’m sure that many of you have encountered similar situations. They are so busy judging the world that they forget to be upfront and real, which to them is practicing excellent etiquette. To me, its being fake. They are two faced and typically try to fit into the exact same cookie cutter that they are expecting from every one else because for some ignorant reason they thing thats how they’re supposed to act. These type of people slime their way into blending in with everyone and lack personality and integrity.
Uniqueness is what makes the world go round. If we were all supposed to live by certain guidelines, we would be born preprogrammed. But, we weren’t! As Army wives, we are given the ultimate blessing/curse; constantly meeting new people. It is up to us to represent ourselves in a way that makes us happy and our husbands proud. We have a carousel opportunity to be who we want to be and make the impression that we want to imprint on people. I urge you all to find the inner you. What is it about you that makes you different? Every single part of your character was influenced by your own life events and the people most important to you. Why would you want to lose that connection to all of your memories? Anyone who requires you to be different isn’t the kind of person you want in your life anyway.
After all, my husband married me for me. How about yours?
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