Do you consider yourself “weird?”
That’s the question I asked my Facebook friends a week or so ago.
I had a feeling I knew what the answer would be before I asked it.
And I was right.
Rather than go through every answer, I’ll just tell you that of the 66 responses I got, 51 of them were some version of, “yes, I am weird.”
Here are some of the more interesting versions of, “no, I’m not.”
Normal is just the mean of weird.
Weird is subjective. What I think is weird may be your normal. As long as you accept and love yourself, be as weird or as normal as you want.
Weird or wired differently. Same letters with a similar meaning but one is often more accepted that the other.
Nope. Weird has a connotation that doesn’t resonate with me as as label. I’m against the grain. I dance to my own beat. I don’t care if I fit in… But oddly I love thinking of my friends endearingly as weird. I guess I have a double standard on that for self and others.
No, I don’t. I AM an ORIGINAL. The majority of people are not. So they may think I’m weird and they may also be jealous. I wouldn’t want to be like the majority of people.
No… weird might infer something is not okay. I am very okay; I simply follow my inner drummer, and no two drums sound alike so weird is quite normal based who each of us is as an individual. Makes sense to me, maybe not to others… Call me weird.
I like these. A lot.
I don’t think I’m weird. I follow my own logic, which is sometimes out of sync with how most people think.
And sometimes that thoughts and actions that come from it look unusual to most people.
But I don’t take pride in being “weird.”
I like to be predictable most of the time. It makes people feel safe around me, even if they’re going to see and hear things they don’t necessarily understand or agree with.
For someone who asks other people to trust them, and to invest money with their products or services, that’s important.
And if you’re a businessperson, it’s important to understand that.
You can be different from most other people, if that’s true to your beliefs and values.
But to take pleasure in being weird….
Thanks, but no thanks.
I’d rather follow the laws of the Universe as I understand them.
And leave myself open for change, growth and improvement.
And I don’t need to carve out my place in the world with being “weird.”
I’ll leave that to the real weirdos!