I believe in being weird, I Believe in doing things a different way than the rest of the people. I believe that everybody is strange and the only ones labeled weird are the people who do exactly what they want when they feel like it. I believe that we conform our ideas and actions around the idea that others do the same thing. This is boring.
I believe that you should standout. I believe you should be exciting and creative and weird. The majority of these beliefs came when I was little and had a best friend who was strange. We were neighbors and only hung out at each other’s houses. At school we would say hi but I would stay away from her for the most part not to be ostracized as she was. When we finally got in a fight it was because I ignored her, I didn’t listen to her when she talked, I didn’t value her for being fresh, strange, and spontaneous. I didn’t realize that I missed her Weird and unique view on life. I realized that my ideas were becoming increasingly similar to the friends I hung out with. I was camouflaging myself to adapt to whom I was near. I noticed how my friends were doing the same.
People around the world are adapting themselves and changing their idea to fit in with people around them. They are compromising their individuality and interestingness to “be cool” and “fit in”. They are becoming less and less interesting. They are striving to become clones of everybody else.
This is why I believe it is becoming less frequent and more essential to have strange people in your life. These strangers don’t adapt to people around them, they don’t change their mind about their opinions to a rap song or current movie. They don’t deny loving Hannah Montana or being addicted to scary movies, or pretend to be stupid .The Weird ones are actually the most normal, the most interesting, and the most popular. These are the ones to create there own opinions speak, their minds and attract friends by simple and earnestly being themselves.
The Weird people in your life should be the ones you most value. They are the one I believe that make your existence worthwhile. They supply content and diversity. Without these individuals, these strangers, these weirdoes were would we be. All loving the same things, never trying and discovering anything new. The Weirdoes ones are the only ones that have the strength, the courage and the determination to be completely and utterly weird. This is why I believe that I must strive to reject the opinions I don’t agree with, embrace the ones I do, and do every thing I can to becoming incredibly, fantastically, and absolutely Weird.
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