There are times in a person’s life when he must go against what he believes to be right – when he must turn to the world and scream, “Yes, you may judge me – but I am doing this despite your challenges!”
It is these times, these moral wrestling matches, that make us who we are.
Perhaps it was that time you decided that turtlenecks were okay to wear in public, or maybe it was when you tried desperately to bring back “rad,” even though all of your friends stopped hanging out with you as a consequence.
You hear the whispers.
You see the stares.
Oh how they talk!
Oh how they stare!
But you press on. You press on because who are they to tell you your behavior is deplorable? Have they not sinned??? Were they not the ones who told you Paris Hilton’s album was worth buying?
Yes, you know them well.
And that is why you steel yourself to their disapproval.
You will do what you must because the end result will bring you much happiness. You do this because every second of it will make you smile.
Yes, your decision is rash. Yes, your decision is confusing. But not to you. In your heart you know that after all the smoke clears and the dust settles, you will be a better person for having gone through with it.
When I heard that Kim Kardashian was going to be on the next Dancing With The Stars, I knew this was one of those times for me.
I will watch her, not because it is something I want to do, because it is something I must do.
When the world asks me why, I will not offer a complex reason.
I will not utter some intellectual comeback.
Instead I will laugh at their foolishness, hand them this picture and calmly explain, “Ass so fat you can see it from the front.”