Who sets those norms? Who gives you the right to give you that strange face just because you are doing your own thing. I mean, isn’t that what life is all about? Doing your own thing, outliving your passions and following your beliefs and your dreams? Think about it for a second: Why on earth would you follow someone else’s passion if you do not share it? Why would you wear that jacket that everyone is wearing if you do not even find it pretty? Just because everyone else is doing it ? God no!! Stay true to yourself and try to match your own image of society, not the one made by others.
“Life is not about finding yourself. It is about creating yourself.” – This is one special quote I always try to remember in everything I do.
Because you know, society pushes you around like tiny little Nemo in a fish bowl. You feel pressured doing your own thing because you feel like you have to explain yourself to “them”. But you do not have to. I always say, you shoud treat other people the same way you want to be treated by them. If someone is yelling at you on the bus without any reason, you should not yell back at them just because you want to make them know how it feels to be yelled at. You don’t like it when people yell at you, so don’t yell at them either. Simple as that. You just have to stand up straight and show what kind of strong, confident, and proud person you have become. That you will be yourself and do your thing no matter what. No matter how many obstacles they put on your path, you will never quit.
“If you fail, stand up, fix your ponytail, and try again.”
At some point in life it is yourself and your life you have to focus on. You have to make decisions based on your well- being and how you feel. You have to place yourself before others for once and think about what is best for you. Because you can choose who you are with, but you have to live with yourself for the rest of your life.
I chose the photo above because I think it expresses a sort of individuality of myself. I personally often feel out of place in this world, due to the society shape I talked about above. I will make sure to write another blog entry about that topic as well. The photo was taken in a very special moment of happiness and friendship, and in the very moment the two of us shared a sense of weirdness and our own crazy individuality.