Put your right foot in, put your right foot out…do the hokey- pokey, turn yourself around. That’s what it’s all about!
REALLY? That’s all? That’s what it’s all about?
Unfortunately for a lot of people, the things that should matter in life don’t have any more significance that does than trying to figure out where to put your right foot, or your left foot, or your backside or your head.
Granted there is some benefit to knowing where you’re going next, and having instructions is helpful, especially if we’re willing to follow them, but to give major importance to minor things, even in a song sung mostly by children and partiers seems a bit over the top.
Don’t hear what I’m not saying: it’s important to pay attention to the details, and being off by just a little can cause major problems down the road, but sometimes it seems like we’ve dummied down to the point where the purpose of life is reduced to nothing more than mindless repetitions. And we know it’s more than that.
At least the ‘hokey pokey’ gets us progressively more involved until we put our right or left side in and out, and finally our whole self. Too bad the message is in, out, shake, turn, and consider it good. Why not get in, stay to the end, and make a commitment to something that matters.
Right foot, left foot, backside…is that what it’s all about?
What matters to you? What’s it really all about?