Day 19: of colour and conformity
Some of my favorite things.
Just look at the colors my dears.
Did you react on seeing these? Or recoil, maybe? There’s usually compliments on how pretty the colors are. But more often than not, shocked expressions at the brightness and inward scoffing about my garish taste.
Bright is not sophisticated apparently. But to me a bold, saturated color speaks of joy and makes me smile. And I’d rather smile.
To get to the point, in the reactions, is another aspect at play. The ones with the shocked expressions do not mind the color so much as the idea of wearing it on their person. Why? Because it would draw attention.
Bar a few, most of us like to be invisible. We like to blend in or fit in the crowd.
Isn’t it true, that all human beings come with the same set of tools. A thinking brain, five senses to understand and interpret what we see and learn and the ability to express. Our uniqueness lies in the way each of us does the understanding, interpreting and expressing bit. And yet we are taught to think similarly. Anyone who attempts to do something new or apart from the norm is usually squashed down. Anyone who tries to be bold, bright or different is considered a danger. And then that becomes the way we train ourselves to think. Confined to the set of ‘corrects’ and ‘wrongs’ that we are given since childhood. Can you imagine what a wonderful place this would be if everyone lets their creativity flow? Where there is no fear of the unknown..where Galileo is not prosecuted for calling the earth round? Because eventually everyone is going to accept the wild idea as the norm.
Are you afraid to stand out?