“I am not my seriousness”

“Loud. Eccentric. Zany. Goofy. These are a few words that have been used to describe me. Do I love it? Of course. I love being out there, making people laugh, hopefully brightening their day. Do I look stupid? Sometimes. Scratch that, most of the time. Does it bother me? Nope. Then why am I insecure? Some people take my follies for actual stupidity, thinking I’m incompetent to handle responsibilities. I can be somber. I can be morose. Would people take me more seriously? Maybe. But that’s not me. That’s not what I want to be. The world is already too bleak to add another frown to it. I choose to grin. So next time you see me engaging in a ludicrous display of shenanigans, know that I act that way by choice. I’m not just the goofy kid.”