Reply To: You have to be able to deal with the put downs to be a bard

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Dowrgi
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I know this may sound very reductive, but I suggest wearing bright colors or silly shoes if anyone is having difficulty in dealing with the gaze of others.

Revel in weirdness and demand to be seen. Wear that hat, or that shirt you like that you don’t think fits right. Voice your opinion and laugh loudly at jokes. If the world refuses to understand, make them love your strangeness.

I think anyone who is going to perform in public has to accept that you’re always going to get hecklers. I have a good friend who is a magician and street performer and to listen to some of his stories … you always get “that person” who thinks it’s funny to heckle or spoil the tricks – “It’s up his sleeve!” 😀

Also, as a practicing member in America, the conversation with appropriation often has opening to extoll the virtues of the Bardic path.

Could you explain more?