Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Happy Fool's Day

I think we could use more foolishness in our lives everyday, not the malicious kind, just the plain silly fool variety. Not taking ourselves too seriously is a good thing and it's an honest thing - because at some level we are all idiots at least some of the time. Some of us, like yours truly, maybe more often than others. The nice thing about it is I think some of the goofy/stupid/silly things I do are funny - so at least I can entertain myself.

I'm not talking about the stupid stuff someone does when they are drunk or acting mean or rude, just the everyday dumb stuff we all do...forgetting things, dropping things, spilling things, locking ourselves out of the house/car, leaving your fly unzipped, etc. If we start from the point of view that we are all clowns, minus the scary face paint and big shoes, the world will be a happier place and we will be happier since we don't have to live up to some unrealistic expectation of perfection.

No one is more insufferably boring than someone who doesn't realize they are a flawed puny human.

Get out there and act foolish - a little today and everyday.


"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."

William Shakespeare, "As You Like It", Act 5 scene 1
Greatest English dramatist & poet (1564 - 1616)