Monday, 8 February 2016
Quote Of The Week #2
On to the second quote! I really like this one as well. I'm actually quite obsessed with quotes in general... I think if I had a superpower it would be that I have a reference for everything! You'd tell me something and I would say: Oh! This is like on that [insert random song / book / video / quote / whatever you want]. A friend of mine made me notice this recently and I found it hilarious but pretty accurate!
However, you're here for the quote, so let's move on. "Normality" is a strange concept to me. How can there be one thing that is normal and everything else is weird / different / special? Because we're all different in something, then nobody is normal, but then again, if what's normal is the fact that everybody is different in something, aren't we all normal? I don't know if I'm making any sense hahaha
I think this quote is an accurate depiction of what I feel society understands for "normality". It's not just a point, it's a range. You can be different, but only within it. There are limits. And comparing it to a paved road is really interesting. It's true: being normal is comfortable. You don't take too many risks and it doesn't mean that you won't be okay if you stick to it. But by finding your own individuality and daring to do something different... that's when you add to life. That's when the flowers come out.
Granted, being different isn't always happy. In a society that mocks whatever doesn't fit, it can be difficult. But I think that these views are changing, and as you grow up, you find out you don't care that much. If you hide who you truly are, you are not living up to your potential. If you stick to the mainstream in everything even though your inner self would want to change something, you aren't letting other people get to know you. And it's scary to do, because then you're vulnerable. And you'll find that some people like your true self, and some don't. And that's okay.
Until you unleash your full potential, you won't find out what you can make out of your life. I think it would be a pity not to. Maybe you differ more from the average, maybe you just have slight differences. But everybody should be allowed to be their true self, whoever that may be.
I'll see you on Friday!
A big big hug.