I’m Not Going To Prom!

breakfastclub.jpegSince blogging gives everyone a forum to rant about whatever they please, I am going to do just that. I would like to thank John Hughes for officially creating a nightmare for my generation (that would be the 80’s). It’s okay to admit your age and admit that you have seen films like “The Breakfast Club”, “Sixteen Candles” and “Pretty in Pink” more than once. Most of these are cult classics now. However, there was this recurring theme in each of these films that goes against everything that this world would have us believe. You see, contrary to the plot, the people that are different and do what is right don’t always get to go to the prom with the most popular person in the end. They don’t get crowned Prom King or Queen because they were different and made decisions that were unpopular. By now you are probably thinking…”where is he headed with this”? Well, I have a point….I just haven’t got there yet….

What I am trying to say is that there are times, even now, that decisions you make are not always popular. Matter of fact, there are times when they are downright painful. Unlike these 80’s films, the tough decisions don’t always magically lead to a happy ending (aka the prom). However, you do it because it’s the right thing to do. I repeat that, you do it because it’s the RIGHT THING TO DO. The world would have us believe otherwise. There is a song in play now that says “It’s better to be hated for who you are than be loved for who you’re not”. Another song said “I’d rather be a fool in the eyes of man than a fool in the eyes of God”. Most importantly the man that I attempt to pattern my life after did EVERYTHING against what was popular and what they told him to do. All the way to Calvary. The least I can do is follow His lead.

The 80’s generation is grown up now and we don’t have a prom to attend anymore. I think I would probably miss it if it meant doing what was popular and not what was right. If it meant not being who I have committed my life to being, in order to be in the “in crowd”. If it means being held hostage to making the wrong decision when I know I should do what’s right. I choose what’s right. Even if John Hughes doesn’t like it and it isn’t turned into an 80’s cult classic film. I like the true story better. I never liked the Prom anyway……

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