Simply Six Minutes: Look Before You Leap (or Whatever)

We hear all kinds of stories about people who enjoy dressing up like and pretending to be something they aren’t: anime characters, characters from cartoons (Velma from Scooby-Do, Where Are You? seems to be very popular) and movies (Star Wars seems to be a popular one), animals, persons of the opposite sex, persons from a different period of time (thinking Renaissance Faires) or from a different country (Highland games, with pipe-and-drum competitions, Highland dancing, and Scottish heavy events such as the caber toss, all of which are done in Highland attire), infants, and probably pieces of furniture, for all I know.

I really don’t see the harm in it, which isn’t to say that I necessarily want to participate in those activities (I did have fun playing the bagpipes with the Invermich Gaelic Society Pipes And Drums for several years, which involved wearing a kilt and sporran, and no, I have no pictures of myself from those days), and as long as no one gets hurt, hey, if that’s your thing, mazel tov. But please, if you’re considering making any permanent changes, make sure it’s what you really want to do.

Christine runs Simply 6 Minutes every Tuesday. Visit her blog if you’d like to play along.

12 thoughts on “Simply Six Minutes: Look Before You Leap (or Whatever)

  1. I am right there with you 100%. I don’t mind what other people do. When I was teaching high school it was a time when kids were trying to find out who they were. Now, this was different then when I grew up. For us it was making out with a boy or having an alcoholic drink. Now kids don’t know if they are gay, straight, bi, neither, everything…My only fear, like you pointed out, is making definitive changes before you are really sure. They say the brain doesn’t stop growing until you are 25. That should be a sort of rule that you can make a hard decision if you need to. Thanks for participating!


    1. That’s how it was when I was a teen also, a neverending pursuit of girls and intoxicants. There were gays and lesbians: I knew about a dozen. A lot of people tried it on for size and said “nah.”

      The older I get, the more I think that we probably shouldn’t let people under 25 do anything that requires thought (smoke, drink, drive, join the military, get married, vote, go to college etc.). Just my opinion… 😉

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  2. My ex-husband had a psychotic break and thought he was God. It was very hard to live with the man upstairs.



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