Sunday, June 17, 2012

Born This Way

I was lucky enough to see Lady Gaga last week in Brisbane, and wow, what an awesome show! Not a concert so much as a spectacle...but you know what impressed me most? The genuine humility she shows when she talks about her own success, and the genuine love she has for her fans.

When Lady Gaga talks about bullying, she talks about forgiveness, and I think that makes her a better person than I am. I’m like the guy in the crowd who, when Gaga told the story about being dumped in the trash can, yelled out loud enough for the whole place to hear: “Fuck ‘em!”

Because it makes me angry that we’re still talking about stuff like this. It makes me angry that in every corner of the world there is always some kid – the gay kid, the weird kid, the fat kid, the uncool kid, the different kid – who goes through hell every day just for the crime of living in their own skin.

Bullying starts and ends with us.
You see it, you call it.
You set an example. 
You tell your kids it’s okay to be different.
You tell them it’s okay to be anything.

Which is why Born This Way resonates with so many people.

I'm beautiful in my way

'cause God makes no mistakes

I'm on the right track, baby
I was born this way 


J.A. Rock said...

Well said! It makes me angry too, and I wish I was better at the forgiveness part.

I would love to see a Gaga spectacle someday...

Lisa said...

It was a fantastic concert! I'll definitely see her again next time she's in Australia.