This weeks’ theme / topic is courage. Last night’s episode of Glee (Never Been Kissed) took on this very theme.
The episode centered on Kurt, the show’s gay character who has to deal with being the only openly gay guy at his school. A bully from the football team likes to make his life hell and last night Kurt tried to fight back and have the courage to stand up to him.
I think this is a great message whether you love or hate Glee itself. It’s so hard feeling different sometimes in life. You look around you and see other people doing things or acting a certain way and you want to fit in, to do what they do, be who they are. Sometimes you get scared about speaking up on these differences – afraid you admit you like a certain song or TV show, or that you don’t want to go out and get drunk or that you are happy being alone or that you feel lonely.
There are so many things we keep to ourselves, scared of the reaction we might get. Scared of standing up and saying ‘this is me’!!
We should embrace being different. We should be proud to be different. There is no such thing as normal after all. We should have the courage to be ourselves.
A line from the episode from Kurt when he confronts his bully, Dave Karofsky:
“You can’t punch the gay out of me any more than I can punch the ignoramus out of you.”
So this week embrace who you are, have courage in yourself to be the person you want to be, and to anyone who laughs at your choices or who puts you down for being your own person, don’t worry – they are just too scared to have the same courage you have to be who you want to be.
To play us out a mash up from the Glee episode. Dance around, sing along and don’t worry about who is watching!
Do you embrace your uniqueness?