Captain’s Log 5,940
First off, Eminem did NOT say this. Winston Churchill said it. I think Eminem probably hides his profound nature.
This is so very true. If you sit on the wall and let everyone else make the waves, you will never learn to navigate your ship through calm or troubled waters. In fact, you might not even have a ship. You might be relegated to the role of cabin boy for the rest of your life. And yes, cabin boys were really not much more than slaves. I am not talking about a Chris Elliott movie.
I was also reading about embarrassment the other day. If you aren’t willing to be embarrassed by something you said or did – or a mistake (heaven forbid THAT), you will never be a leader. That is profoundly true. You can’t embarrass yourself unless you put yourself out there to be seen or heard. People who hide and hang back probably won’t get cast for the good roles or picked early for the team.
I was also thinking about that whole “dance like nobody is watching” thing. Not sure I agree with that. If you just start dancing, people tend to watch. Every single time I dance in the grocery store, people notice. I like shopping later at night when I think I can get away with dancing, but I always get caught. I still struggle with that. Not the dancing part but the getting caught part.
Most of the time when I dance, I think I look like this.
It would be hard not to notice this. I would notice this. Big time. I would say “Igor is dancing in Aisle Five!” And then I would flee.
I am better at folk dancing because it frowns on freestyling. Everything is counted and it all makes sense. Nowhere in folk dancing are you allowed to go nutzoid. It’s so very civilized. The traditional outfits are cool too.
I would love to dance with one of those starched white gizmo things on my head!
I used to slow dance in my younger days. Mostly because I was sort of drunk and needed someone to hold me up.
Raising a foot like that was kind of risky if you were already tipsy. This I know.
Should I ever decide to dance again, it might be Morris dancing. It’s a traditional thing. The dancers wear bells on their legs, wave white kerchiefs, and smack sticks together in unison. Kind of like a moving, jingling drum circle.
Is that cool or what? It’s traditionally a male thing, but women are now dancing as well. Nobody is sure where it started. It has all the trappings of paganism and fertility. Love it!
Morris dancing headgear is also quite nice. Maybe this is how festive hats at the Kentucky Derby got started.
Anyway, some people just hate you because you are a fun-loving lummox. Fuck them!