The Old Polarbear…

It’s important to laugh at yourself isn’t it…

I don’t want to put a question mark in there because it’s more of a

statement that I am prompting you to agree with.

There are so many serious aspects of life, so why would you choose yourself to be one of them?

Laughing at yourself allows you to be comfortable with who you were, who you are and who you are probably going to turn out to be, for however long that stage lasts and that’s the point really. If you aren’t chuckling at past mistakes, you probably aren’t changing and if you aren’t changing you almost definitely aren’t learning, and that’s what life is all about…isn’t it?

Polarbear‘s Old Me, to me, is a beautifully written and performed, funny, touching and clever hour of Polarbear explaining (to a soundtrack provided by the brilliant Daniel Marcus Clark) what being a human actually means.

That the ideal of life is, that it’s simple.

However, the irony lies in the fact that in order to understand and appreciate the simple, you have to go through the complex.  Much like when your Nan tells you to take your coat off or you won’t feel the benefit; you have to feel the cold to be able to feel the warm.  You have to be run off your feet to appreciate time.  You have to lose the plot to find it again, and that’s kind of what

I’ve done here, because all I really want to say is: if you get the chance to, go and see this, not for PolarBear’s sake, but for yours!

Go and realise that life is simple. It is what you want it to be.  It’s the choices that you make.

But above all else; go and realise that in order for you to be an adult, you have to be a kid first and that’s ok.

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