… or ends, or continues, depending on your perspective. That’s the funny thing about life, it is full of multiple little adventures, a few big adventures, and can be considered one big adventure in and of itself. I don’t know if there is any validity in looking at life optimistically, glass half full, adventures are always just around the corner, or pessimistically, glass half empty, it will never get any better than the last big adventure. The one thing I do know is that life is all something we have to deal with.
I suffer from a condition that, while not widely recognized, is more common than people like to admit. My ailment is called humanity. My afflictions come in the form of insecurities, awkwardness, imperfections, sadness, loneliness, weakness, and a whole host of other conditions. I do know that I’m not alone in my humanistic challenges, but like most people, I try to hide and disguise these symptoms of the human condition.
What I’ve discovered is that the harder I try to hide the imperfections, the more they seem to stand out. The paradox in this is that while we all suffer from the infliction of humanity, we tend to gravitate to those who seemingly are void of any faults that define us as human. We are devastated when our idols come crashing down due to faults that they have worked so hard to keep from the public eye.
So the question I have is, can a person exhibit confidence while at the same time displaying insecurities? Are we as a society able to welcome faulty heroes to be lifted up for their good deeds and recognized for their personal challenges?
Most importantly my question is, if I expose my imperfections, will I still be accepted in society and recognized for the talents and skills I do have?
This is my current adventure. An adventure of self discovery and exploration to discover more about who I am and where I fit in. It is a personal journey but as part of that exploration includes cataloging my quest to exhibit unabashedly who I am.
It is a scary undertaking and one that I’ve been contemplating for some time. I’m ready to take the leap!
Now, let’s have some fun!