One thing I am guilty of is probably having little to no shame. It became clear when I was challenged to post a message saying that I dance like a unicorn in a tutu in my kitchen when I get bored. It was for autism awareness and when someone likes or comments on your post you challenge them to pose the same message. What was so funny about it, was how many people responded that they actually thought I would do something like that for real. Given that response I might actually do it.
Sometimes we take ourselves to seriously, and I know from going to my daughter’s volleyball games there are a lot of parents that do. There is nothing wrong with it, but why not let yourself go and have a little fun. I am not saying that people should be rude, and me cheering and supporting for my daughter’s team is NOT me jeering or hating the opposing team. I love my kids and I want them to know that I am willing to make a fool out of myself so that they know it. But I get on the sidelines wearing a Deadpool shirt that says “Maximum Effort” with pom-poms cheering her team on. They seem to do better when they are laughing and enjoying the game instead of worrying about making a mistake or losing.
One other dad would typically join in on the shenanigans, but we could not get any of the other parents to join. Usually no one wants to embarrass themselves, but it is for the kids, there really isn’t anything better than making your kids laugh and destress. We all have our ideas in our mind about what certain people behave like. When people see me acting like a clown, no one can believe what I do for a living. To a certain degree I now thrive on defying the stereotypes people have.
But why take yourself too seriously? Making people laugh is a good thing, and being able to laugh at yourself can make you a better person. Life is too short to be worried about if people respect you because you are stoic, they should respect you because you are good at what you do. And instead of judging someone because they are silly, maybe we should give people a chance to prove themselves.
Have fun in life people, you only have one of them, might as well enjoy it.