“A Panther in Blue Jeans”

Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM.

People in general are strange. We are all different, thus we all have different ideas of what “normal” is. Strange is simply “differing from the normal.” I’m trying to make a point and at the same time help you to understand why we are all strange to each other (for the most part).

Some of the strange things people do or habits they have are obvious; some are not.

Walt Disney, the creator of the most famous mouse the world has ever known, was actually afraid of mice. Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, was afraid of the dark. These are two examples of strange, which are also interesting.

There are more.

Baseball great, Babe Ruth, wore a cabbage leaf under his hat and changed it every two innings. The Babe thought it kept him cool. Albert Einstein could not be verbally understood until after the age of nine and Mark Twain never finished elementary school.

There are interesting facts and people all around us; we just have to pay attention.

In order to watch people in the right spirit, you must first admit that you are just as strange to them as they are to you. This is said to one’s self to justify the thoughts you are thinking. What am I trying to say? I am trying to say that in addition to finding humor in others, I’m not poking fun at them as much as I am “appreciating them.”

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