Monday, October 31, 2005

The Only One

No matter how it looks to everyone

no one really wants to be

the only one of anything.

—me strauss Letting me be

14 comments:

Eric Mutta said...

True indeed. Must be something we are born with.

It's weird though. Gold is precious because there's not a whole lot of it. But for humans, being scarce or the only one doesn't seem to work the same way. Hmmmm.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Eric :)

Guess that's the problem with being a social species. . .

smiles,
Liz

toadman said...

I remember Tigger talking about this. He was upset about it at first, but then he decided that "the wonderful thing about Tiggers, is I'm the only one!" He sang about it at some length.

He came to grips with it...maybe we can to, even if we are three dimentional and not drawn on paper in orange and black. I certainly have.

ME Strauss said...

Hey Toadmaster,
Thanks for bringing your special brand of cheer over to my blog! I love Tigger! Though Pooh is close to my heart as well.

Yeah, I guess in some ways we're all the only one. It's finding the perfect blend of being different and the same that is the real magic.

smiles,
Liz

Eric Mutta said...

Yeah, the herd mentality seems to be the key to our survival and unfortunately, our eventual demise.

I can't count the number of things that would be different if each and every person stopped to evaluate something for themselves.

PS: the "eventual demise" bit isn't me being cynical. It's a concern over the blind faith we have in many professionals, e.g scientists. Someday a mad scientist will say "hey, 9 dimensional space really exists. I just need to put this plutonium in here and push this button so y'all can see for yourselves". If he/she has a brazillion PhDs, written books, won a Nobel prize, etc, who are we to question them? They must be right...Boooom!

The Hungry Writer said...

We're definitely realational beings. Even in our most creative and original self, we crave to be expressed wholly in another. Just my opinion of course!

ME Strauss said...

You make a point there, Eric. The herd would follow, but folks with names like Eric and Liz wouldn't be able to help themselves. They would say, "Are you nutw?"

So there's always hope.
smiles,

Liz

ME Strauss said...

Hi Hungry,
Thank you for saying that. It's a great insight. Writing is as social as it is individual. Whether we want to think it or not we write about, for and in response to other people.

It's fun to create for my own approval, but I'd bet you'd agree that it's expoentially more when you see what the reader gets from, especially when it's different from what you expected.

I think that's some of what you're saying.

smiles,
Liz

Bluesky_Liz said...

Insightful and very true.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Liz,
Welcome. Happy Halloween.

Yes. I am glad to had friends like you.

smiles,
Liz

Trée said...

Happy Halloween Liz. :-)

ME Strauss said...

Thank you Tree,

You tricky sweet one.

smiles,
Liz

Jennifer said...

I don't want to be the 'only' one, but I at least want to be unique in some way amongst the others I am a part of.

ME Strauss said...

Jennifer,
So do I. So do I.

People need to be different and alike at the same time. The ones who make the best friends in my book are the once who get how to balance the two.

But still no one wants to be the only source of anything, the best, the worst, the only.