A friend asked me the other day, “ What’s it like to live in a world filled with unicorns? It must be amazing to see all those unicorns up close, all dancing around” I laughed and gave her my answer – It’s lovely and sparkly and happy and filled with rainbows.
That question was her way of telling me that she thinks I’m too idealistic because I want people to conduct themselves truthfully and authentically and with integrity.Even more than wanting that, I believe people are capable of it. I guess too many have lost their way at the moment but I still hold out hope that they will find their path back.
I get it. I really do. In the real world, sometimes practicality wins out over dreams. In the real world, sometimes the quest for the almighty dollar wins out over people. In the real world, sometimes taking shortcuts as we try to cram everything into a day of our fast-paced lives wins out over being real and authentic, It wins out over us just being ourselves.
The lines get blurred. Those lines between right and wrong, between truthful and hurtful, between love and hate – they get all smudgy and it’s hard to see where the line used to be. It becomes so much easier over time too– first we touch the line, then we sit right on the line, and before we know it, our backsides are hanging right over on the other side. When we stand up and have a look at the line once more, it’s harder to see.
I’m not naive. I can still see through my rose coloured glasses. But knowing what the world really is doesn’t stop me from dreaming of what it could be. I think I’ll keep on believing in a happy, sparkly unicorn filled world.
You’re welcome to join me among the unicorns. Who’s in?