Oftentimes, it seems like the people who fascinate me the most are the people who are (at least, on the surface?) the most fundamentally unlike me. Case in point: Shane Morris.*
He doesn’t mind people seeing him toe the line. His self-professed philosophy is “Drink. Dance. Smoke. Fight. Fuck.” — of which he has a tattoo.
I will probably never have a tattoo, fear of needles and chronic indecision notwithstanding, because it changes people’s preconceptions about who I am as a person. So — right off the bat, very different. And the message itself? I don’t drink (okay, I consume liquids, just not alcoholic ones), I can’t dance, I don’t smoke (and, being allergic, will never be tempted to begin), I am unable to fight when I have been conditioned not to (I’m a girl. If someone upsets me, I’m allowed to cry about it or do catty, underhanded things that require way more forethought and cunning than I am able to devote to vengeance, okay?) and I am not sure what proverbial ‘base’ I have officially gotten to (the definitions seem to differ?) but I sure as hell haven’t done anything that in anyone’s mind would qualify as fucking.
So — different worldview. Different way of handling things. And I really, really want to understand other people, so Shane Morris falls under the category of Cool-People-That-I-Would-Someday-Want-To-Meet-And-Talk-With-And-Make-Friends-If-At-All-Possible-Dammit.
Is anyone else this way about people who appear to be their polar opposite? Is it weird that I think it would be good to have friends all across the spectrum of personalities? I mean, I don’t necessarily want to make friends with everyone in the world, because there are definitely some types of people I am not equipped to handle, but — yeah.
Also, oh my gosh, I’m going to miss having Shane Morris posts in my dash. I didn’t always understand them (especially if sports were involved) but they were never boring. They were random and awesome.
*Who is leaving tumblr due to harassment. I get that all’s fair in love and
flame wars war, but how creepy do you have to be to send death threats and accompany that creepiness with someone’s real-life info?