We Are All Weird
Written by Temitope on November 7, 2018
I used to think I was the only one.
The only one who felt different, out of place, unusual. In the midst of a crowd, I would think I do not belong here. Sometimes, it made me try to reshape myself, cutting my edges in order to fit in. I usually end up looking disfigured and I cannot even recognize myself anymore.
I thought I was the only one who saw things differently. Every other person seemed to agree on something but I usually feel there is more to it. The things that excited me did not seem to excite every other person and what excited them left me bemused. I would ponder often times, what exactly is wrong with me? Why cant I be like everyone else? Why cant I like the things everyone else likes, talk the way they talk, think the way they think, act the way they act?
Thinking about it now, it feels like I really just wanted to stop being myself and be the carbon copy of someone else that seemed exciting to every other person.
However, this was before I realised an amazing truth; Everyone is weird! I am not the only weird one.
Lol… Took some meditation to fully understand this, but it really does make a lot a sense.
No two human beings are the same. Not even twins. You may look alike, but you can never be alike in everything. There is always something that makes us different from every other person.
We are all weird in one way or another. In other words, we are all strange to one another in certain areas.
Even when you found the one who made your heart beat like a paradiddle, and then you thought, I have found the bone of my bone, the flesh of my flesh; you thought, we love the same thing, we think about the same thing, we complete each others’ sentences (Awwwwwnnn); with time you also found that you disagreed on a number of things. The dating period is that time when you would smile at everything, making compromises even though you do not agree, just for love.
Even at that, you can tell there are areas that are strange or weird.
Being weird is not an awful thing actually. It is just the way it is and that is what makes the world a beautiful piece of work. Different flavours, all adding their spice to a grand beauty, you just have to admire.
So, yes… we are all weird. Some have learned to embrace their weirdness and make others accept and even celebrate it. How does someone who makes a fool of himself on stage become a celebrity? That’s really weird… But people pay to see that weirdness in action.
So, I have made up my mind to choose not to be down on my weirdness but channel my energy towards promoting the good side of my weirdness. You may laugh at me, look at me like, “what is wrong with this dude?”, you may even think I am nuts, but remember, You too are weird.