Judy Garland once had a very good and interesting quote:
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, rather than a second-rate version of somebody else.
It’s advice I suppose that should apply to everyone. Why be someone else and uncomfortable with it, when you can be yourself and to hell with everyone else?
Then again, there’s also something interesting to consider.
If you have been studying philosophy or the readings of some academicians, it would seem to suggest that we, as humans, are naturally at the same time, both social and loners. Then it came to me (because I love writing): What gives us humans the ability to distintguish ourselves?
You see, in my story, there is a small group opf people that the Weavers of Fate and Anake (Goddess of Fate) cannot control. They are beyond their power because of an agreement made a long time ago. Because of that, it got me thinking. How am I suppose to make Karma (my name for her) and the others control this group? So that they will do what they are supposed to do. How do you control something you cannot see?
Then I thought that what makes us make the choices we make are the circumstances surrounding it. The choices are almost always two obvious choices, something that we can’t see (not at first) and not to do anything at all. That got me to thinking about how we are what our relationships and social levels dictate.
Does that make sense? I didn’t think so either. Just thought I’d let this stew for a little while. :)