Wyse words indeed, but not mine, they're from a song I like. I think they're spot on....
It's funny isn't it, how you can associate with a song, how you can feel like it could have been written for you or by you, how you can read into it whatever you want to in order to suit your circumstances and needs.
I think this is about taking chances, about changing, about being who you want to be and not who you're expected to be by society, by parents, by friends, by anyone else.
I've spent a lot of my life trying to be perfect, trying to be what others expect me to be. Actually that's not true, I've been trying to be what I think other people expect me to be, I've never really asked, I've just assumed.
I think the important people in my life would want me to be happy, rather than be unhappy or less happy because i'm trying to please them and be a perceived version of perfect, a perfect son, a perfect friend, a perfect 'insert word here'.
The person who wrote this song has written many others I associate with - that's him above, this one is good....
Mr Paul Wyse