A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013



Monday, May 19, 2008

"The Elastic Man" by G.


Who is the Elastic Man? The most amazing person ever. Why? You'll find out. We walk around in this little world of ours and we meet many people. Tall, short, fat, skinny. Smart, dumb, nice, mean. What is a person to do? How do we survive? Well most of the time we try to adapt. How? By "fitting in". Whether you are in school, work for a big organization, or just walk the streets, the influence of society is inescapable. There are always groups, cliques, gangs, classes, and other ridiculousness. It's a jolly good time for the people in the highest classes and "popular" cliques. How about the others? Does that mean they aren't worth anything? Anyways, the point is that we attempt to "survive" socially by unknowingly becoming a part of a group or class. Where has the individuality gone? You can sometimes see it through all the other crap; one or two people who aren't afraid to be a individual and not completely surrender their lives to society's whims. So what does this have to to with a "elastic" man? Well, I would assume he would be stretchy, and be able to take and adapt many forms. If you want to take yourself a notch higher; make yourself a bit smarter than the rest of the bunch, then listen up. Once we break our dependence on a single "group" or "clique" and refuse to be classified as a certain "class", we break the invisible chains that you might not have known were there. The Elastic Man adapts to anything; we should be able to move between different people and different groups. Because the Elastic Man converses with such a high diversity of people, he ends up learning even more. Groups of friends or organizations usually have something good to offer, but you shouldn't be a slave to them. The Elastic Man takes what's good and useful and nothing more. And because the Elastic man shows allegiance to no-one, he gains a passport to mix with any group of people; most of the time. But most importantly, the Elastic Man is always a individual; a explorer who flows throughout the world learning as much as he can, but never conforming to one thing. And ultimately, this is why people who are similar to this "Elastic Man" will be the victors in life. So go ahead, meet other people, learn new things, and expand your mind. Don't let the power that is your brain go to waste.

5 comments:

leafless said...

Hurray to "The Elastic Man"! He's a great model for all of us. :)

Da Old Man said...

To paraphrase Groucho Marx

He would refuse to belong to any group that would have him as a member.

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