Thursday, March 3, 2022

A CHANGE OF PACE - INDIVIDUALITY

 This is an old post from a road trip we took in 2009.  I spotted these young men when we were vacationing on the west coast. The town was Mendocino, California, and they were walking along on the other side of the road, deep in friendly conversation. They had a nice aura and I liked the look of them, hence the photo and the quotes.  

Me, I'm just this person Myself, born an individual

~Author Unknown~

Wake up and see the world with your own eyes, show the world that you aren't a sheep in the fold.

~Author Unknown~


We used to say to our son, be yourself, and don't follow the crowd if that crowd is doing something your instincts tell you is wrong.  

Like many parents here and around the world, we planted those seeds early, and are very grateful they didn't hit stony ground.  


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  1. I like this part of the quite..."show the world that you aren't a sheep in the fold".

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    1. Muito obrigado :) Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

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  3. Hello,
    I have never been one to follow the crowd. I love the sheep quote. Great photo.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

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    1. Good for you Eileen and glad you loved the quote and photo. You take care and enjoy your day also :)

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  4. Being yourself in the world is constantly challenged..I have never owned a smart phone in my 50 years of life and don't plan to do it in future...but it's just difficult these days when I was trying to make a call without a mobile phone because all the public phone boots ain't there anymore.

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    1. You are right Angie and very much an individual :) I have a smart phone, remember not wanting one when they first arrived and it stayed in the box for the longest time. But, gradually and ever so slowly, I find myself not wanting to be without it. I also remember being shocked that the telephone booths were disappearing

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  5. i love this denise...and isn't it nice to see them walking and talking and not on their cell phones. they do have a great vibe, individuals for sure!!

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  6. I love this Denise. We always wished the same for our children. I'm so thankful they took that advice. It would be a shame to waste our uniqueness.

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    1. Oh most definitely Martha Ellen, our uniqueness is so important. Thank you :)

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  7. Lovely photographs ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Christine, I enjoy people watching. Can't say I do it all the time but people are so interesting.

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  9. It is always good when our seeds of wisdom sprount! Sometimes they take longer than other times! Great quotes, perfectly illustrated!

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    1. Yes, I agree, just so long as they get there in the end :) Thanks Sally :)

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