Cabaret: (n) a nightclub or restaurant where entertainment is performed.
Even though life is not a cabaret, it also is not a church service.
It’s not a funeral.
It’s not sitting in a doctor’s office.
It is not watching a second television show because you have nothing else to do.
It is not reading a book and thinking it’s just as good as traveling.
It is not a night out with the boys or one out with the girls.
It is not a political party.
It is not intolerance.
It is not going to your job and being miserable.
It is not going to your job and offering a lackluster performance.
It is not favoring your culture over another.
It is not thinking that you’re better than other people.
It is not owning anything (but a winning smile).
It is not selfishness.
It is not well-advertised bigotry.
It is not…
Well, I could go on. Let me change my original thought:
Life is a cabaret.