Did any of your mothers ever tell you: “If your friend jumped off a cliff, would you?” Your mother meant: “Hey, kid! Think for yourself! Don’t just be a follower. Don’t jump in the lake in January just because your friends are jumping in the lake.”
Did we take her advice to heart? Or did we follow our friends where they decided to go? Did we jump in the lake in January if our friends decided it would be fun?
Yesterday, up in Hancock, Michigan, lots of folks decided to listen to their friends. Who knows why? Someone said, “Hey, it’s Heikinpaiva! Let’s go jump in Lake Superior!” And lots of friends said, “OK. Sounds like something fun to me.”
They dug out their bathing suits and sandals and–by golly–they jumped! We were there to witness the tomfoolery.
Now comes the big question: If your friends jumped in the frozen lake in January, would you? Would you even consider it? Do we have any takers out there in blog-reading land who would take the Big Plunge?