April 5, 2004

Blogger Idol Week 12 -- Birds of a Feather Flock Together



Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Why? I mean, I am sure that most birds do this because of instinct or something, but why people?

Some might say that it is just something that naturally happens. People end up flocking with other people who have similar interests. Similar likes and dislikes. Similar passions. But as with all things, I want to question that.

Is it possible that amoung other reasons, one of the main reasons that birds of a feather flock together could be because they don't want to be stretched. People like it when they find someone who will just accept them as they are, and not push them in the areas that they need to change. I hear that all of the time from different characters on TV. "Why can't you just accept me the way I am?" "I have just gotta be me!" Why can't we just all get along?!?"

If there is one thing that I have learned, (and I have learned many things, and I usually learn them the hard way), it is that a true friend will say something if they see something in you that needs to change.

Though your natural tendency is to flock with others like you, stop and consider some of the other "groups" around you. They might be the exact people that you need to be around.