I have a pair of sunglasses with a double G on them, but not sure what that says about me or what others think of me. All of my sunglasses have them and none are ever this seasons because I buy them in the sales. I am wondering if the ubiquity of designer sunglasses is a result of wanting to claim status or wanting to fit in, and then my rambling mind led me to think about fitting in generally in the various social circumstances we find ourselves in.
I have (lovely) friends who wouldn't risk making a fool of themselves, something I patently don't care about because the risk is worth the rewards. I don't just mean rewards at work, or in terms of status or money, rather a smile, a laugh, someone opening up honestly in return, or anything that just makes life nicer and more interesting.
Imagine walking into a room full of people you don't know, what do you feel; are you scared or excited? Sometimes I'm worried; I don't have the social skills to really shine at small talk, but mostly I anticipate finding out something interesting about someone, it rarely fails to happen. When nervous, I think that everyone is feeling about the same, and if I can just work out a way to get them to talk about something they are interested in, they might loosen up and I still get to find out something interesting. Or boring...