“Make Me” part 3: Square Pegs or Round Holes?
Maybe peer pressure is necessary for people to fit but…
Already I am back in Tinkerbell mode, thinking of how her pigeonholing grated with me. She wanted to be a garden fairy but through peer pressure and a lack of appropriate training, she wound up as a tinker: the role she was born into.
It’s like a caste system. You are given a role, and that’s it: have a round hole. Go fit in it.
But for some, maybe me, it is easier to have a role, know what it is and fulfil it.
Maybe I had to sand the corners off myself to fit those lovely neat round holes. Maybe society did it for me.
Or maybe I was never a square peg. Or maybe I don’t fit this round hole.