National Dance Day
July 29, 2017 (Last Saturday in July)
Recognize the profound philosophical treatise that is Men Without Hats’ Safety Dance, when taken in the imperative:
Dance if you want to. [Exhibit self-determined behavior.]
Leave your friends behind. Your friends don’t dance, and if they don’t dance, well, they’re no friends of mine. [Abandon those who are content with heteronomy, abhor autonomy, and are an impediment to your self-realization.]
Go where you want to. [Again, exhibit self-determination with a disregard for societal boundaries.]
A place where they’ll never find. [In particular, explore concepts “friends” (i.e., normals) would purposely ignore.]
Act like you come from out of this world. Leave the real one far behind. [Cast off entirely the trappings of so-called “reality”; it is of no use to you now.]
You can dance.
Now, that is some Allegory of the Cave shit right there.
Links & Learning
Why dancing? Like, why do we do it?
- Why Do We Like to Dance – And Move to the Beat? – Scientific American
- Why Do People Dance – The Guardian
- History of dance on Wikipedia
Wanna learn some stuff about philosophy?
- Ancient Philosophy: Plato & His Predecessors – Coursera
- Philosophy for Beginners – Oxford University Podcasts
- The Allegory of the Cave by Plato: Summary, Analysis & Explanation – Study.com
- A diagram of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. (source):
What about your friends? (TLC Reference!)
- Why I Secretly Hate My Friends and I Bet You Do Too – The Telegraph
- If You Don’t Like Your Friends, Get New Ones – Thought Catalog
- Why You and Your Friends Don’t Click Anymore – Real Simple
Men Without Hats’ Safety Dance
You can read if you want to. You can leave your friends behind. Because we wrote a book called How to Celebrate National Days and it’s in paperback and ebook on Amazon.