a surprise from the profession
it's difficult to 'be yourself'
Whether an arts educator or wedding dj, I’ve been astounded by the brilliance of the humans I’ve had the pleasure to engage with. I love the porous people, the ones who are just spongy enough to let some of you in while letting some of themselves out. Not so much people with bad boundaries - those are clearly there - but those who are comfortable enough in their own skin to be present, engaged and ‘eating life in big bites’.1
I love to see just how uniquely present and individually brilliant humans are. We’re great. We adapt and readapt in so many creative ways. Essentially everything we can do well - that’s a creative adaptation. Everything we do that’s neurotic? Thats a creative adaptation. The stories we have in our head about how we got here, why we are here and what’s next? Those stories are all part of this great growing creatively adapting uncontrollable force called human culture.
So. The most remarkably foolish things I’ve witnessed, I didn’t see coming:
Being yourself is really…