Saturday, March 26, 2011

Motion365 - Day 097: Color Outside the Lines

This is a duplicate blog entry from Motion365, my personal dance adventure from 2010-2011.  Notable entries have been copied to this blog so students and fellow dancers may enjoy the ponderings and combos created from the experience.

March 26, 2011
Song: Color Outside the Lines (4:02) by Hedley from The Show Must Go

Have you ever noticed the extreme extent of the conflicting messages we receive?  Think outside the box but color in the lines.  Be happy with yourself but strive to be better.  You’re good enough the way you are but try this wrinkle cream, this tummy tuck, and this mood modifying medication.

We receive a continual onslaught from the media, employers, well-meaning family members, and society about the things we should strive to achieve and the best means in which to do so.  We’re encouraged to be individuals yet corralled as lemmings to think, act, and be the same.  Of course you’re special, just like everyone else!

Psst…come here.  Let me tell you a little secret.  The media and everyone else who thinks we’re all designed to think, act, and be the same is full of shit!  You have something unique to offer and you’re the only one who can be you.  I can’t be you and you can’t be me.  We can only each be the person we are, and guess what, he/she is good enough.  YOU are good enough!

So embrace the you you are and color outside the lines.

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