I’ve realized that I wish that America were more like Italy. They have different carnivals and festivals all over the country all of the time. They even wear masks to some of them! I found out that in the Venetian carnival season people hand-make Venetian masks so that no two are ever the same. They make them out of different precious metals and a lot from paper mache. Then they hand them out to people at their carnival and everyone can feel free to do whatever they want because their identity is a secret. It seems to be a very freeing experience from what I have read. In fact, some nobles would wear them so that they could go out into the world, do what they wanted to do and not be judged because of their name or their standing in society.
Wouldn’t it be great to have one time a year in all different parts of the country where we could all just put on masks and be who want to be without fear of being judged by others. I think that being judged is one of the things that people tend to fear the most. In this country I believe that we people put way too much emphasis on what others think of us. If we didn’t than high school would be a wonderful experience and we would not have to constantly walk around being afraid of what someone that we don’t even know might or might not think if we did something.