When you hear the word camouflage, what comes to mind? The many examples in nature such as the whiteness of the polar bear on the ice and snow? Or the army tanks and clothing appearing in WW1? I well remember the camouflage pants so popular in the 1970s.
Whichever it is, we are aware that the purpose of camouflage is to fit in and hide in plain sight.
And most of us have become rather expert at doing the very same thing. We look about us and determine what is socially acceptable, even attractive, and determine to be exactly the same.
And on most days, it’s not harmful nor dishonest. But camouflage has a way of taking us captive. It can become a straight-jacket – keeping us in our place so that we never step up and never speak out.
So, here’s the challenge, do you know what makes you original? What makes you stand out? Is it your intelligence, your voice, your kindness, your strength, your sense of justice, your athletic ability.
Because in the midst of fitting in, we don’t want to lose the very qualities that make us great and makes our world that little bit more beautiful.