It’s Okay To Be Shallow As Long As You Occasionally Swim With The Adults In The Deep End

 

During a recent correspondence with my pen pal from Australia, Arrigo we were discussing whether or not it was a bad thing to be shallow. He gave me several examples of reasons he felt as though he could very possibly be shallow but as I wrote back to him, it’s okay to be shallow as long as you occasionally swim with the adults in the deep end – Don’t Get Me Started!

Here were some of Arrigo’s examples (which I thought were fabulous):

What I present to the world thinking about:

Global warming.

What I am actually thinking about:

Who will win the next America's Next Top Model (petite edition)? The dyslexic girl or the nerd? Both finalists are so deserving?

 

What I present to the world thinking about:

Ethical production of clothing from Developing Countries to Developed Countries.

What I am actually thinking about:

I'm so happy to have found some of the latest Season of Project Runway on You Tube.

 

What I present to the world thinking about:

Social justice issues regarding the ageing population of non-heterosexuals.

What I am actually thinking about:

What is the reason for my man-crush on Tim Gunn having waned between season 5 and 6 of Project Runway?

 

What I present to the world thinking about:

My concerns regarding weight gain and lack of exercise.

What I am actually thinking about:

My concerns regarding weight gain and lack of exercise.

 

You see, I think we all have moments of acting shallow and I think we need to embrace that because if we weren’t somewhat shallow we wouldn’t realize that our guts are covering up where our abs should be, right? But we can’t be shallow all the time because then we wouldn’t really be deserving of being on the planet with anyone else. Hey, I’m all about swimming in the kiddie end of the pool and splashing but you can’t live in the shallow end every moment of your life. Sometimes you need to be an adult, show you care for the people you know and don’t know who are struggling to keep a roof over their heads and/or find their next meal or just have a real conversation with someone. It’s all about balance and sometimes I can go from the shallow end to the deep end and back faster than Michael Phelps, the important thing is to keep on swimming and remember it’s okay to be shallow as long as you occasionally swim with the adults in the deep end – Don’t Get Me Started!

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Arrigo 6 years ago

That "Arrigo" is sure as hell one shallow SOB!...And, Tim Gunn ROCKS!!!

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