Hey weirdos, this post goes out to all of you!
There was a time in my life where I actually believed being called weird was a bad thing. What’s wrong with being different? There are so many people in the world today doing their absolute best to try and blend in, that they become utterly devoid of unique qualities and character. They’re likely not truly devoid of authentic character at their core, but the rest of the world will never know that. The world will only see this blend of everyone else – a mirror image of the rest of society.
I have huge respect for anyone that is open, genuine and themselves, especially in the face of adversity. For people who are openly gay or transgender, regardless of my own personal orientation or beliefs, I believe that they deserve huge respect just for being honest about themselves.
It’s daring to be open and honest about who you are and what you truly enjoy. Most of the haters of the LGBTQ communities wouldn’t have half as much backbone. The LGBTQ community must go through an insane amount of trouble because of how they choose to identify. Humans are naturally skeptical of anything that’s different, but we don’t all act out on that anxiety. Some of us look to change our anxieties through balancing our perspectives, but some prefer to try to change the source of their anxieties instead. The people that bully others into fitting their own biased beliefs are usually just running away from some fear inside themselves. I try not to swear on this blog too much, but I’m going to say it;
“Fuck those humans!”
No person should ever feel they have the right to tell another how to live. As long as how they want to live isn’t morally bankrupt or does harm to others. People need to learn acceptance and to ask questions, rather than looking to devalue others.
For all of you other weirdos out there that just feel like outcasts or misfits in your life, well, you’re in good company here. I believe that people should be celebrated for their differences rather than ostracized. I can’t think of any tragedies in this world that have happened because an individual decided to chase their passion or love.
Unless that passion was murder…
Yet, I can think of plenty of tragedies that have occurred, because of intolerance and hate.
The entire world is polarized right now between love and hate. Acceptance and rejection. Inclusiveness and exclusivity. The world has never been a more dangerous place in my lifetime, or maybe it has, but it’s more exposed then it ever has been for just how awful it is.
To me, love and acceptance seem like the appropriate answer to everything in a perfect world, but in an imperfect world like this one, hate knows how to take advantage of love. Hate knows how to manipulate the gentleness of kind hearts and so, sometimes tough love with strict adherence to moral integrity is necessary for combating this type of hate. Some people don’t care to be liked, or to care for others – they just want to see the world burn.
Anyways, this just brings me back to my main point.
If you want to be successful in life and if you want to find true happiness, you need to be brave enough to be yourself. You need to be courageous enough to be unique. You need to be powerful enough to have your voice heard. You need to be moral enough to treat others how you would like to be treated yourself. They call that last line the golden rule but there must be a lot of folks out there wielding silver.
When you’re finally able to be the man or woman that you’ve always wanted to be, then all of your dreams and fantasies will fall into your lap, given enough time. Use your inner being as a compass to guide your future. Think for yourself and not by heeding the opinions of those around you. Form your own opinions. Decide for yourself what is in your best interest!
You are that capable and your life is a precious commodity. You only have one of them. Live it however you’d like to live it. Do whatever calls out to you when you’re laying there in bed at night. If your nights are drowned out by the weepings of an unhappy life, then try to figure out a way to change that. Embrace and celebrate what makes you unique. Be proud and flaunt that. Never forget that you deserve to be happy, as who you truly are to your core.
“I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that’s making me successful.”
– Shania Twain