"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." Friedrich Nietzche
This is the way it is, anything different, anything out of your realm of possibility or normalcy is dismissed as being outlandish, insane or even certifiable. It is just too far out to even be considered as something a sane person would contemplate, and therefore not worth your attention.
This is true of many things.... if someone ventures too far from the conventional path, dancing to their own drum, it seems to evoke criticism and judgment from the masses. Why is that? What is so scary about someone doing something different or being a free-thinking individual? We are not sheep.
We each have different feelings, attitudes, talents, experiences, and social/ethnic backgrounds. We are each on our own path and the non-conformists have a reason for being, the same as everyone else. Perhaps their purpose is to show us enjoyment or fulfillment. When you are doing what you WANT to do, life flows more smoothly, stress is lessened and you will reap the benefits with your health and well-being.
Also, it really isn't up to anyone else how you run your life. No rigid thinker has a firmer grasp on life than you do. Life is not about schedules and spreadsheets, you are here to experience, not stagnate. It takes courage to go against the grain, to be all that you can be when so many are against your self-expression. Stand firm and be yourself.
If you are one of the lucky ones that can hear the music, I hope you dance.
repeat of #312