Last month or so The G Sandwhich (thegsandwhich.wordpress.com) wrote on her blog that she likes to watch the Maury show. A couple of days later my coworker, L, shared with me the details of a fascinating documentary about elephants her and her husband watched over the weekend.
Isn’t it neat that we all have these little pieces of ourselves? Little pieces that we don’t always share with others because they may think we are weird and/or laugh at us. We may not think these little pieces are neat. We may think they are weird, but they may not be to the people we share them with.
I love it when someone shares little pieces of themselves with me. It helps me get to know them better and on a deeper level. I love to learn new things. For example: I never realized that an elephant has such a huge penis and that a female elephant is pregnant for a year and a half. (Did you know that?) I like it when people share these weird things with me. I love it when people make me think about new things, different experiences and what my weird things are.
I think we need to embrace these parts of ourselves and own them because those little parts make us who we are. Complex and interesting human beings. I think the more knowledge we have, the more well rounded people we are. We have more to bring to a conversation (not that I would discuss an elephant’s penis size with people I don’t know) and a different perspective to share with others.
Embrace your weirdness today and share it with others. Who knows what will happen or what you will learn.