Friday, 22 April 2016
Be A Brick On The Path Of Life
My heroes, all the people that taught me when I was growing up that it is ok to be different, creativity is to be embraced, we don't HAVE to all be the same, we CAN stand out, are slowly dying.
The people that paved the way for a whole generation to accept their differences and not only accept them but be proud of them, are letting go of our hands and telling us that they do not need to lead us any more.
But do you know what that means?
It means that WE now have to take the hands of the generations that come after us and tell THEM to love, respect, appreciate and be proud of who they are. They need to be kind to each other, build others up and not tear people down.
David Bowie taught us that we don't have to fit in. Lemmy showed us we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, Alan Rickman brought us many different characters we could love, hate, fall in love with, Victoria Wood paved the way for women in comedy.
Everyone we have lost, and everyone we will lose in the future, be it a celebrity or family member or friend, lays one more brick on the path to help the generation that comes after.
I don't know what my brick in that path will do yet. But I damn well hope that when it is my time to go, my brick will help someone by smoothing their path in some small way.
Be the best brick that you can be.
Smooth the path of the next generation.
What do you think?
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