Wearing Green: Pinch That!

Were you wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day? Most people may have thought you were safe from getting pinched. But, that’s not necessarily true. The color originally associated with St. Patrick’s Day was actually blue.

Don’t believe me? Check out this video from The History Channel.


Yes, that’s right. We’ve gotten it wrong all these years. There was actually a shade of blue associated with St. Patrick and his order.

So, what does that mean for all of us who have always worn green? Sure, we can say that we did it to show Irish history. That may be partially true because Ireland has almost always been associated with the color green.

But, wouldn’t that just be following the crowd? To really understand St. Patrick, go ahead and look him up. I won’t bore you with the details.

It just goes to show you that we always seem to follow the crowd. Whether it’s wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day or even wearing the latest fashion, we are always following popular culture.

It’s funny…I don’t think we’re lemmings. But, I guess it depends on how much we follow the crowd.

Surely, the trend of wearing green came from somewhere. In this case, it was politics. BIG SURPRISE! But, I won’t get started on that one.

In any case, following the crowd has always been a trend itself. But, where does it stop?

We always seem to follow what other people are doing rather than listening to our gut. Even if we don’t necessarily like what the latest trend is, at first, we always seem to find a way to get used to it and like it, anyway.

But, we need to start paying attention to ourselves. Pay attention to what we like. Sure, that big jacket may look great. But, is it really what we want or do we want it because the latest fashion model is wearing it? I’m guessing it’s the latter.

We need to start valuing our own thoughts. Maybe, if that happened more often, we’d be wearing blue on St. Patrick’s Day. After all, it’s always been my favorite color.

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