We want to be accepted and appreciated, but at what cost? If we are deemed "good enough" by society, do we lose ourselves, our individuality, our special flavor, in the process? Is it really the "finest" tuna that gets packaged into uniform cans and sold to cooperative consumers, hungry for sustenance familiar and expected?
Here's that 1962 TV Commercial
Surely it's the tuna with no personality, no anxiety about life out of water, no depression about an unlived, deep destiny, who accept the hook of the unseen entities on the surface of this vast sea; those anonymous overseers who float above it all and make the judgments about our quality, our fitness for duty, our non-otherness. What does it take to question the conventional “wisdom” of our time? It’s not the 60’s anymore. So what have we learned? What will future misfits say about how genuineness was treated in the 10’s? Here's a link to that Jung quote, along with the Pogo cartoon: Click here
Here's to taking the risk of responsibility, to speaking out, to standing up for the unwashed, to seeing what's on the roof, for choosing as much genuineness as we can stand, for choosing a different path—at least for now, at least to discover where it might lead.