This is the day when what’s wrong is right.
This is the day we get to be what we’re not supposed to be, and do what we are not supposed to be.
Candy is good. Staying out late and talking to strangers. Evil is celebrated.
It’s an international opposite day.
There’s a hoity-toity name for that:
An inversion holiday celebrates turning things inside out.
I worked at a place that really went all out for Halloween. The CEO of this organization loves Halloween and had the whole company throw a huge Halloween contest and potluck that lasted all day.
He himself dressed as a woman every year.
It was important to him, and everyone played along.
People need a way to let off steam.
It’s a Halloween tradition for kids to dare each other to walk up to the creepy house, the haunted house on their block, and knock on the door.
C’mon, I dare you. Go up to it. Face the scary.
Find out that it’s not so bad as you thought.
Or maybe it is exactly as bad as you thought, but you still survive it.
Life is scary, but we are stronger than the boogieman.
And it’s safe to try things. There’s enough room to find out what it would be like to be totally different than you’ve always been.
You might like yourself better afterwards.
Or you could trick yourself and decide to stay that way.