Today I thought I’d do a post that’s a little bit different than normal. It’s become more and more obvious to me recently that in modern day society there are lots of different groups. Small communities that you’re expected to either support or be against. And with the different groups and communities in the world, there’s also a lot of hate. People will try to bring others down, tell them that their beliefs are wrong, what they stand for is wrong and that they should change how they see things.The world expects us all to have opinions on everything, it’s the norm, it’s the rules, it’s what’s meant to happen.
But what if we don’t want to be what we are expected to be. What if we’re different from everyone else around us. How do we learn to be different in a society where communities expect you to be the same as everyone else? It’s hard to think about, and even harder to do. How do you become who you want to become? How do you defy the expectations? Everyone can. If you want to, you can.
- First up, you need courage. It may not be easy to be different. People can be harsh on others sometimes. You need to stay strong, and realise that if they don’t accept you for who you are then they don’t deserve such a wonderful person like you. Everyone should accept everyone, no matter what their opinions or beliefs are.
- Next you need to stay true to yourself. When you’re different to the people around you, sometimes you may feel like you don’t fit in. When people feel like they don’t fit in, they always try to change something about themselves so that they do. But you should never have to change who you are just to fit in with the crowd. It’s okay to be different, in fact once you’re comfortable with who you are, you realise that the people who truly care about you stuck with you anyway. You didn’t need to change.
- The last step in learning to be different is enjoying life. Too many people try to bring others down in this world. Too many people aren’t happy with their situation, with the people around them. Too many people are hiding away, when there’s this amazing, beautiful world out there, just waiting to be explored. You are who you are, remember that. If the people around you don’t respect your opinions or beliefs then they don’t deserve you. Leave them behind and get on with living your life, being the best person you can be.
Just remember, being normal’s boring. Why should we want to fit in, when we can stand out. We can do whatever we want to do. We can be whatever we want to be. We can make a difference, be a voice for everyone who doesn’t have one. Enjoy the world that’s out there, because it’s out there to be enjoyed.
Until next time,