I never saw a purple cow
I never hope to see one
But I can tell you anyhow
I’d rather see than be one
Cute poem I recall from my childhood. Silly nonsense rhyme, or is it? I was born and grew up in the Appalachian Mountains. I’ve seen just about every color cow in existence. I’ve never seen a purple one. A purple cow would be an oddity. Something extremely rare and unusual. How many of us stress ourselves out to look, talk, act, dress, even think the same as all our peers? How much energy and money is spent annually on emulating movie stars, rock stars, sports figures, even politicians? We have brain washed ourselves into believing in order to validate our place in the Universe, we must strive to be someone else. Don’t get me wrong, I get it, I see beautiful women everyday and appreciate their “beauty.” But I don’t want their life. They have their own problems, issues, struggles, highs and lows. Plus, I’m also beautiful. I have my own unique features, attributes and attractive personality traits. I’m also the total package. Unfortunately, too many women and men don’t see themselves in a true light. They think they must be a certain height, weight, or have certain hair color, eye color, wear certain clothes, drive certain vehicles, or live in certain neighborhoods to be successful or feel validated to themselves.
Most people fear being a “purple cow.” I’m not one of these people. But, I understand where the fear comes from. What does being a purple cow offer? Here is just a short list of what being unique and different offers:
You stand out in a crowd
People notice you in a room full of brown cows
Once you accept your uniqueness, you are way more comfortable in your own skin
Its easier to appreciate the beauty in others instead of stressing over being like them or worse, being jealous.
Its cheaper. You are only buying, wearing, driving, living what feels good to you instead of constantly changing to keep up with everyone else.
At the end of the day, you’re happier and more content because you aren’t stressed over how some famous person looked today. You can relax and just be “You.”