I thought this art was funny and accurate:
There’s always one in every family.
Really, it should be there is always one (or two) in every family, group, and organization.
Whether it’s the upside down bird or the “black sheep”–I think we call it that person a troublemaker!
Is it the attention they crave?
Is it a good fight or argument they are after?
Are they just different and that’s okay.
Listen, we are all the same, but we’re also all different.
Imagine being completely the same and how boring that would be.
So being the upside bird isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
The other birds may look at this upside down bird as cuckoo.
But the bird may not be a cuckoo bird at all.
He may just be acting himself.
To the upside down bird, he probably thinks of himself as being right side up bird, and that it’s the other birds that are the cuckoos.
From my experience, there is being different and then there is being cuckoo for real.
There really are one or more cuckoos just about everywhere you look.
Worse yet, if the other 4 birds are sane, then watch out because you may be the cuckoo bird.
And then there was the movie, “One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)