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The clown way, part deux

https://eric.malsum.org/books/the-clown-way-part-deux/

Note: I’m talking straight here, not contrary, so just take this at whatevernvalue you want.

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Contraries are born, or made, no one decides to be one. It’s like decidingnyou’re a plant one day, and a toadstool the next.

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Your life will show you, others like you will find you, and call you out, tonyour face. Or just call you whatever it is is the cultural word for us. Acceptnit, and don’t rebel against that, it’s quite OK. Just be yourself like younalways have andcontinue to thi nk outside thebox.

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Who-the-heck would “wannabe” one? It’s asking for trouble, and gettingnslapped around for the next 5 years in many different ways. You fuckingnwannabes out there wanting to be like us, find yourselves, don’t try to be us,nor be like us, be yourself. If that’s being in an office for 12 hours a day, orndoing macramé and selling it, so be it. Just go do it.

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However, do not accept the labels of ‘dyslexia’, or ‘adhd’, ‘add’, ornwhatever else “western” “medicine” calls us. Those will only hurt you. But younalready thought that, didn’t you.

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One thing I’ve been accepting and changing is looking inside/outside. Quitenoften you look inside for the answers. The other is looking outside, butninside, by praying, and listening to the answers (meditation, or just sittingnquietly). When you go ask other clowns for advice/help, they’ll just tell younsomething along those lines, or just not say anything and laugh ;).

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I listen to music a lot, mostly peyote music, sometimes powwow; this helps keepnin tune/touch with my creative sdie. I should do more of that ;).

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[PS: ‘typos’ made by accident left in on purpose.]

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