I have always thought that I was weird that I was somehow different. That I did not belong, that for whatever reason, I was unique and the only one like me. For that reason, I kept to myself and tried my best to fit in, be vanilla and keep my mouth closed.
That’s when it dawned on me that there are just two types of people-
The “weird/os” and then there are those that are weird but have managed to fit themselves into a little box. These are people that society defines as “normal” and successful. Theirs is a textbook example of passing. Life consists of the weirdos and then the weirdos in a box.
Your ability to change and adapt- this is where your power lies. When you are not living in that truth- that’s where the anxiety comes up. There’s this friction between what your inner potential is (which is limitless) and your actions. That’s where the anxiety and depression kicks in when you are not aligned. When your hopes and expectations are not aligned with who you are and your potential.
You being unapologetic in living a life that is unique, that is all you- that gives others permission to be themselves and break out of their self/societal-imposed box.
You may not get trophies. You may never fit. Keep being Weird- we need you. All of human kind needs you. We may not say thank you. We may not acknowledge you. We may even at times stare but what we really mean to say is life is more colorful because you decided to shine and be brilliantly you. It’s going to take us a little time to catch up but for the time being hold the space for us.
Thank you, weirdos. You are me. I am you.