In the last couple of months I have been told that I am dramatic. The picture I chose for this post is dramatic. 35 years as an actor/singer were dramatic. Finding good homes for dogs is dramatic.Maintaining relationships is dramatic. So I guess I am dramatic. After all, when enough people tell you something, perhaps it is wise to listen and do a little soul searching.
The question here is, am I too dramatic? Does my passion for everything I do put people off? Does my desire to share my life seem frightening to those who tend to be more reserved and private? By loving with gusto, do I frighten people? Maybe so.
We all are who we are because we choose who we want to be. I have chosen to live my life LARGE! It was my choice to share my life in a BIG way. No one forced me to be honest. No one forced me to speak my mind, share my passion, or share the love that comes to me naturally. If that is drama, so be it. I confront wrongs with passion. Hatred, bigotry, prejudice, injustice (as I perceive such things) have to be addressed by me. Even if I am wrong, it would be more wrong to stay silent when I feel strongly about something. And, when I find out that I am wrong, it would be morally wrong for me to ignore it. When I apologize it is heartfelt. That is always dramatic.
I suppose that what I am trying to say is simply that we can't please everyone. We have to live our lives to the best of our abilities. Anything less than that is dishonest. I find that life is very dramatic. Running from the implicit drama that life provides would be anathema to me. Facing it calmly with a thoughtful mind is my goal. Does anyone achieve an absolutely level life without any drama? Please introduce yourself.
I guess my message here is to pay attention to what others say. Look inside. Even agree with them if they are right. Then decide if you really, truly like yourself. If you do feel good about who you are, always realizing that there is room for improvement, move on. Be willing to let go of those who don't understand you. Love those who don't (maybe can't) comprehend your way of thinking. As always, this blog is only MY way of thinking.
Peace and Love,