It’s time to kick normal to the curb.
There’s one descriptor in life that I’m not a big fan of: when people use the word ‘normal.’ It’s not that I’m against it or something, I just think it’s a dumb word. While there are some things you could call normal, like breathing or eating (to a point), the fact is no one is normal.
What’s even the basis for ‘normal?’ Who decided that having x trait and y hobby made you the ideal model for what everyone else should be? And why should everybody be like that? I really think that the whole concept of being ‘normal’ is a bunch of garbage.
No one is normal. We’re all a little weird and we’re all a little off-kilter.
We’ve all got quirks about us and things we do that make people tilt their head at us. Maybe your favorite sandwich is peanut butter and bananas. Or the way you relax is by hang gliding. Maybe you’re favorite animal is a platypus. Okay, who can blame you on that last one? Those things are pretty cool.
No matter what it is, there’s at least one thing about every single one of you that makes you different from the rest. And you know what? THAT’S OKAY! Own that thing that makes others call you weird! Be proud of it, because that’s who you are! There are whole cities that promote weirdness (ever hear the phrase “Keep Portland Weird?”)!
Don’t ever let someone tell you to be normal. And if they do say it, ask them this- what’s so great about being normal? Do you enjoy being uniform and boring like the rest? While normal doesn’t really exist, the illusion of normal does. People have weird within them, but they’re just too afraid to show it off. It’s something that’s instilled in us as we grow up. Act like the rest, meet the status quo.
BOOOORRRRIIINNGGGGG! Seriously, who wants to do that? You’ll always be happier being true to yourself rather than being what someone wants you to be. So let that freak flag fly, and, if you’re one of those people still on the fence, or maybe you need a confidence boost, here are some weird quotes from some other weird people who agree with me.
1. I’m not the only one that thinks no one is normal.
“I think everybody’s weird. We …