I’ve just come home from a Rock Band party in honour of a friend who will be moving 6 provinces away in just over a month’s time.
While sitting reading the lyrics as they rolled across the screen it came to me how often you can hear a song but never get the meaning of the words.
My friend is an epic Green Day fan so that is the Rock Band we were playing. And it’s not that I’m not a fan but I don’t listen to their music regularly. In fact I mentioned tonight what a miracle it is we are all friends because my taste in all things entertainment is often the opposite of theirs.
There was a line in one of the songs tonight, a song I am familiar with, where I saw the words thereby getting the ACTUAL meaning of them and thought- that really applies to my life right now. I won’t get all mundane about what it meant in my life right now but it lead to a discussion of why we are all such great friends despite our differences. It comes down to loving and appreciating each other for who we are. We can be ourselves around each other and though we often don’t agree we do agree to disagree.
I don’t understand why more humans can not grasp this concept. It seems simple enough and yet we need movies like Pretty in Pink or tv shows like Glee to teach us these simple life lessons.
You don’t have to like everyone, Everyone you meet isn’t going to like you but you can live we that. We can all live with that. If you can’t find a movie, book, song, restaurant, clothing style, another friend or anything else you have in common than be polite in passing and leave it at that.
Live your life and let others live theirs and the world will be a better place. My challenge to you: find a song that illustrates that and really listen to it. You may be surprised by the people who come into your life.
“Sometimes I need to apologize.
Sometimes I need to admit that I ain’t right.
Sometimes I should just keep my mouth shut, or only say hello.”
Lyrics from Walking Alone by Green day