Judge as you wish to be judged.

You have one life to live. Live it as yourself.


Upon reaching my 40's I realised that I wanted to actually be myself, and not conform to the standards laid down by others and I now respect others in their choices.

I used to be one of those people who made remarks about people's appearance, and yet now when someone shares a photo of someone pierced/tattooed on Facebook with a snide comment (usually "describe this person in one word") I read past all the ones saying "weirdo" and "unemployable" and I add "individual".

For the record, the last person who judged me when I wore latex and made a snarky remark then in a different time and different place spent ages asking me about it and what it's like to wear. They then couldn't wait to try my PVC suit jacket on!