Krishna has been a writer for almost 10 years. Writing is an expression of oneself.
We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness – and call it love – true love.
— Robert Fulghum
The Definition of Weirdness
Weird – the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as an adjective for something strange or of extraordinary character. Synonyms: ‘odd’, 'uncanny', 'bizarre', 'quirky', and 'peculiar'.
How weird are you?
Weirdness is the term for the actions of a person who acts out of the box. It is something that well, somehow tells you, “Yes, you are one extraordinary being”. Ironically, I believe that every one of us is a little weird (and that makes us not really weird), but some people are just courageous enough to flaunt their characteristics of being a weirdo. How? Simple – they just show who they really are.
The Struggle of Being Different
Feeling different from other people can be a scary thing. As individuals, it is natural for us to seek the feeling that we belong with others. Letting out your voice or being someone different will lead us to question ourselves - is it alright to break out of the norms?
To not get a rejection from others, we often suppress our inherent quirkiness.
If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
— Maya Angelou
Everyone has an inherent weirdness
It is said that our minds are so powerful that we can imagine or think even about the quirkiest ideas that we can think of. Being a weirdo shows the artist in us. Every one of us has already thought of weird things to do but never did because we are afraid that someone will call us weird. Anyone has thought of breaking the silence by being hilarious, yelling “Yes!” very loud in the classroom when you finish an exam, singing an old unpopular song that really hooked you, opening some ideas that really puzzled you but others don’t find interesting – but some never tried to do it. Now, why live a plain-simple-following-the-norms life, when you can live a colorful-weird-but-responsible life by just being yourself and showing people your own version of art?
Reassess your situation
I don't tell you that it is okay to break the laws or to do something that can hurt other people. But ask yourself - are your actions something bad that will hurt other people? Are you hurting yourself? Or is being weird - just you having different interests from others?
Then, if you are still doing the right thing - there is nothing wrong with being different.
Life is too short for us to be not happy. Being weird isn’t bad at all but of course, even weirdness has its limitations, and we must also consider the rules and the law. Embrace your weirdness, flaunt it, and simply be happy about it. It is something that will separate you from other people and will define you. Be bold and dare to live life to the fullest with your own recipe of how to do it.
Some people live so plain that they think anyone who isn’t acting the same with them is weird. I’m thinking that they are the ones who are really weird by being indifferent and by being indistinguishable. You are rare! You are different and that is something to be proud of.
Different is Beautiful
In our world, nothing is perfect, and that makes everything perfect. People can be broken, imperfect, hilarious, weird in so many ways, and can be still beautiful (the family of The Simpsons is weird, yet they are still beautiful). It is time for us to see the world from a different perspective and look at the weirdness of things. Look around. Isn’t the world a beautiful place?
Next time you come up with a weird idea, think about it, consider if you might hurt other people, but if you will not, then don’t hesitate to do it. We only live once after all, so let other people see the quirky side of you. Be happy and do it with the person you love, who loves you and your weird side, whose weirdness is compatible with yours, and simply, “start living”.
© 2019 Krishna
Krishna (author) on May 27, 2019:
Thank you! I read some of your articles and I can say that I learned a lot from them.
Lorna Lamon on May 27, 2019:
I've always felt a little like a square peg in a round hole and I think your article describes being weird in a really uplifting light.