I Shall Be Leaving Now, Because I Am Brave And Strong

Talking to Carin about her All About Soul thing reminded me of another one of my own little kid song misinterpretations. I think the saying in general may have been the bigger problem, but the song definitely played into it since it was everywhere for a while when I was five or six and that’s where I heard it the most.

So if when the going gets tough the tough get going, that means the tough people…leave? Hmmmm. that doesn’t sound very tough to me. Maybe it’s smart, though. If things are going bad, why hang around? What if they get worse? I don’t want any part of that.

And so it was stored in the back of my mind for a while that if something is unpleasant or scary, it’s totally fine to run away. People might even think I’m tough if I do.

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