Published July 12, 2013
(In response to last week’s column)
Sometimes the best advice you can give is none at all. What I’m trying to say and what most of my responses said is that sometimes if you just listen to your friend, they can usually figure the problem out themselves. I know sometimes you want to take your friend, shake them, and scream, “SNAP OUT OF IT!” This is definitely not the way to handle it.
Dare to be different
Have you ever been to the mall and you see a group of kids that are dressed in “goth?” Or maybe you’re at the fair and you see someone covered in tattoos.
It’s only natural for you to look at them, not stare at them rudely, but just look. It’s a “form” of artwork to some people, and art is meant to be looked at if you ask me.
I was at the mall where this group of young adults were dressed in all black and had a lot of piercings and tattoos. As they walked past, a couple looked at them. The young adults said, “What are you looking at?” in a nasty tone. I was a little surprised because I figured if you’re going to call attention to yourself by going against the norm, why would you be upset when people look? Isn’t that why they do it?
I don’t have any tattoos or piercings in random places, and I’m not one to judge someone for having them but I do like to look.
OK, so I might question why someone would tattoo their boyfriends name across their neck, or put quarter size holes in their earlobes. I’m not saying it’s wrong, I’m just asking why?
One has to expect some attention when doing things of this nature. It’s like taking a cute little puppy to a public place; inevitably people are going to ask to pet it. If you don’t want the attention, then don’t take your puppy there, right?
Is it rude to pay attention to someone’s markings, piercings or whatever they’re doing that’s out of the norm, or is it to be expected?