Age 52 My Best Compliment

Age 52 My Best Compliment
Mira of LadytheTramp.com probably does not know it, but she told me something other day that I made me extremely happy.

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Seoul, South Korea
Monday, September 22, 2008
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I do not think she was trying to compliment me, however the more I dwelled on it, I felt a sense of pride.

She said,
“There is only one Andy.”
I think we all have heard the comment,
“Be yourself.”

What happens is this, if we are honest with ourselves, we one day realize we live our lives like everyone else at work, everyone else in our neighborhood. We are just one of the many of people who go and live our lives.

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.”
Walden (1854) by Henry David Thoreau
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Walden
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Henry_David_Thoreau

Everyone is being themselves, it is not possible to be someone else. I feel when someone tells me to be myself, they are trying to say, go out and do what makes you happy, not what makes the world happy.

Therefore Mira’s comment,
“There is only one Andy,” made me happy, I feel a sense of accomplishment, another person told me I do not fit into a box, I am not part of the normal world.

“a life less normal.”

What we think of ourselves is never as important as the interpretations of others, what we think of ourselves is our desires, how another person looks at us is who we are.

I am not a boy anymore, even though I feel like one.

We hope we arrive and me ourselves before the end of the trip, I am age 52.

Age 52 My Best Compliment

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