“Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.” – Roger Miller

The famous “some people feel the rain” quote is often attributed to singers like Bob Marley or Bob Dylan. If I’m being honest, I thought it was Marley all the way up until today. But it turns out neither Marley or Dylan should be credited with the famous quote, because the saying can be credited to Roger Miller before anyone else. It doesn’t really matter who said it first, it doesn’t change the weight of the quote.

There are a lot of ways to interpret the quote: if you don’t feel things you’re just going through the motions, experience life, see joy in otherwise unpleasant situations,… the list goes on. At its core, the saying insinuates that if you don’t feel or find something good, you’re just going to be disappointed or let down. The point is, who knows what the saying was originally intended to mean, the only interpretation that matters is yours. So, what do you think the quote “some people feel the rain, others just get wet” means?