You do as I say or I’ll cancel you out,
I’ll delete you with the stroke of a key.
Fit in this box I made for you all,
Or I’ll make your life hell.
This box is a shape that we’ve fashioned to fit
The most average of Joe’s
We found wandering the street.
You’ll fit in this box because we’re scared of what happens
When a person breaks out.
You can fit in the box
Or you can fuck off for good,
Because keeping in line is vital to me,
So I can hold onto power
And keep you in the place that you’re meant to be.
Why do we live in a world where we are all supposed to fit into the same mould? We are all supposed to get an education, get a career, find a partner and get married, buy a house and then have a few kids. And if you don’t achieve all of these things, you are a failure.
But what if you want to forgo one of these milestones? What if I want to build a cob house and live in a woodland. What if I want to work in a shop and just have next to no stress? Does this mean that I’m not successful, or that I haven’t had a meaningful life?
I have had so much success in other areas of my life but I have to endure people turning their noses up at me when I tell them that I work in a petrol station. Maybe we should stop making all of these standard sized boxes and let people be whatever shape they want to be. It would be ludicrous to go into business as a clothes retailer and only sell size 10 because everyone is a different size, so why must we all fit the same size and shape box in the rest of our lives?
If you feel like you are lagging behind, or that you don’t fit in, don’t worry about it. We don’t move forward as a species without the visionaries and the people who are a little quirky. So spread your wings and go be your fabulous self. I heard someone say that we need to fit on or fuck off the other day and it inspired this post and made me think that maybe a new job is on the cards. I just can’t tolerate that kind of mentality.