However you feel your day is or isn’t going, it is for sure not going as badly or extremely scarring as the young Taiwanese boy who lost his balance in a museum and ripped a painting valued at $1.5 million.
The 12-year-old boy ripped Paolo Porpora’s 350-year-old painting, Flowers, and immediately froze in horror. Luckily the artwork was insured and the museum is not blaming him for his honest, though unfortunate fumble.
The good news is this kid has already lived out his most publicly mortifying experience. Yep, he got it out of the way at 12 years old. Not many of us can say that. I, personally, had to wait till I was 19 and decided to shave my head and live with that haircut and my lack of styling knowledge for an entire year.
Yeah, it definitely sucks this kid’s embarrassing moment was caught on tape and will live forever on the internet. But he also got a public statement from the museum saying it’s not that big of a deal. Of course, it actually is. But similarly, when I shaved my head, a lot of people were kindly telling me it looked good. The difference here, though, is that they really made sure not to say it too publicly. It was always in hushed tones at very loud parties.
This kid has a free pass to wile out, now because nothing will compare to ruining a literal masterpiece and having the entire world find out about it. So, young Taiwanese boy, wherever you are hiding to avoid the internet, know that not only is it going to be OK right now, it’s only going to get better from here on out.