Well, if you get through the title of today you have beaten half the battle! The idea, of course, is to place an idea out there and see if anyone likes it. if they do, ten proceed, if they don’t then look for another idea. The saying was popular back in the 1950’s and 60’s when the flag was something to be proud of respected. Naturally, no one respects anything anymore except themselves and with so very little reason, that nothing means the same thing anymore. But try it sometime, cause maybe someone else does know more than you, though it’s unlikely, it is possible.
How to celebrate – See if anyone else likes your ideas. See if you even have a flag pole anymore. Just go on assuming you are always right.
You ready to surrender? That’s what a white flag means, or that you want to talk, or that you just finished your laundry. The general idea of today is to find out if any of your ideas have a chance of working.
If you think about it, flags are used to champion an idea and if someone salutes it, beside yourself, then it means they believe basically the same as you. In history a flag has always meant something. To carry the flag in battle was considered a place of honor. (Also the best chance of getting shot since flags are generally not camouflaged.)
Of course there will be those who chose not to follow the flag you have raised and that’s okay. There are a lot of reasons someone may not support your idea. Maybe it’s a bad idea, maybe it’s a dangerous idea or maybe they are still drunk from New Years Eve, after-all it was just two days ago.
Flags are important to people. They give us something to believe in even when we believe in nothing. We identify with flags symbolizing our country, our state, our community and our beliefs. So put your belief up on the flag pole and see if anyone salutes it. If they do, you know you are not alone, if thy don’t… then maybe you need to rethink what you are doing.
How to celebrate – Design your own flag. Let others know what you are thinking. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb, you might be surprised who you find out there with you.