When we’re first getting to know someone, we may let our eccentricities out of the bag slowly. I’m not saying this is good or bad. It’s just natural. Recently I’ve started wondering if a slow intro to our weirdness is really the best approach. Like Austin, Texas, maybe we should keep it weird as much as we can.
What if right from the get-go we decided to just be our crazy nut bag selves? If people run in the other direction, so be it. They were probably going to do that anyway, or we were going to get stuck in a cycle of playing a part that’s not meant for us and pretending to be someone we aren’t. Maybe if we let ourselves be free to be who we are, then others will feel free to do that in front of us, too. Then maybe we’ll run in the other direction or hang around to see what their crazy selves do next.
Either way, isn’t authenticity, crazy or not, the point of it all?