After I helped the her son break into his own car, he had locked his keys inside minutes before he had to be at work, she offered me everything from coffee, to cookies, and cupcakes as repayment. Of course I politely refused.
When the coffee shop owner said “isn’t there anything I can do”, I thought, “stop selling cupcakes to fat people”. That’s what I thought, sadly its not what I said.
I left speechless and defeated. Censored. Worse than anything, I never want to be censored. I want t0 make bad good. I want to define selfless with a complete and total lack of censorship. But I did nothing, and nothing good will ever come from nothing. Better to try and offend, than never try at all.
Doors open for us everyday, we just don’t walk though them. On this day, I failed to walk through the door, and for that I am sorry. I am sorry I did not take the opportunity to try and help regardless if it offended the fat person behind the counter, or the Mom of the overweight kid behind me. I regret the fact that I wasn’t strong enough on this day, or any day like it, to say what needs to be said regardless of what the consequences may be.
While my intent and actions may be just, another humans perception may be molested, and that will never be my or your issue. We must never censor ourselves when our intentions are pure. We must disregard the public perception at all costs for the public, the majority, is often the flaw itself.
There is a way to approach those doors of opportunity we face everyday. It is not with a chip on our CrossFit shoulder, but also, it is not meager like Oliver Twist begging for more gruel. With refinement, void of censorship, in every situation, at every opportunity, it is our duty screw the internal censor that makes us smile at idiotic jokes, or excuse moronic behavior. If enough of us live free of internal repression then the rest of the world will have no choice but to free themselves from unnatural perception.