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I Would Rather Be Myself and Weird Than Try to Act Normal

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    Normality Is Overrated

    My story could be a Long, Complicated one, but the Title sums it All up: Normality is Overrated. (So are Perfection and Reality) To be Quite Honest and True, those three things are whatever a person decides to make of them.
    WhiteLegoNinja WhiteLegoNinja 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    I'm a totally normal guy Not weird ,

    not crazy and not gay just a normal person. my life is good. I have nothing to complain about .
    Plusxy Plusxy 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 27

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    I'm Randomly Weird

    I embrace my weird ways. I can't help who i am and i am one to believe that the best thing you do be yourself, so why change it? I love being someone people think is weird or give weird glances... because i don't care what anyone else thinks.
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    Of Course..

    I've always been that way. And sure, it got me bullied, yes, but it was me and thats all there is to it. I'm not ever going to try to be just like someone else. Thats not cool. Why would we want a million Jessica's when we could have one Leelee thrown in there? And really, the...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2011

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    "Normal" Is Fake

    I think that normal people are just fake, they are considered normal because they act and dress like everyone else. They don't have a personality they are what they copy. I'm weird and sometimes I hate it but at the end of the day at least I'm doing my best at being me, and I...
    kitykatrest kitykatrest 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2013

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    To be around people who accept you

    as you are is one of the best feelings one can have :) whether it is from friends, peers, family, partners or your children, pure acceptance brings peacefulness and stability to the mind, heart, body and soul. I feel so glad that I finally have this in my life after so long. It...
    LilRedd10 LilRedd10 36-40, F Dec 29, 2013

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    Duh!

    Actually, I be live I am normal and I find others weird! So they try to get back at me. Because they don't feel normal, and they want someone else take the fall. I enjoy how they go out of their way to prove themselves and when I chuckle; they find me weird!
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 10 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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    "Normal" is a concept I have very little use

    for. Not even as a setting on a washing machine.
    gingershuman gingershuman 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    I will never fit into societies rule of "normal"

    or what most think i should be . I love who I am and I'm good to those who i care about and even kind to strangers that most of the time give me strange looks and trash me . That's ok . I'm not about to let anyone rob me of my happiness because I'm not like them or don't fit...
    RyRy9 RyRy9 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Partygoing With Marco

    I've made a new and good friend in my training mate Marco. Last night we went to a party up in the nineteenth arrondissement, across the city from where I live. He picked me up on the corner of the street where I live, and we headed around the city on the Peripherique to porte de...
    bonizil bonizil 22-25, F Mar 24, 2013

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    Never Regret

    I am weird. I have always been a little off to say the least and I am happy about that. I am honest, direct and unconventional. Remarkably it has never got me into trouble until recently. I worked in a large bureaucratic organization and remained true to myself and never had...
    BittenDog BittenDog 46-50, M Dec 28, 2010

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    Occasionally I pretend to be normal,

    to feel it breathing just below my skin. In this way I become the child who rushes toward the ocean, only to turn and run away when it comes crashing at me on the beach. Those conventions, the ones that come with names like "WhateverCon," are filled with people thinking...
    rickie53 rickie53 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2013

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    What is normal anyway?

    There is no normal with the way everyone acts now. We all have different thoughts of what is normal.
    rapfordays rapfordays 13-15, F Jan 15

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    I Am Me

    Sometimes i can get so frustrated with my awkwardness ,my shyness, my creepiness, my randomness and my weirdness. But then i remember all these things makes me who i am. Its makes krysta! As frustrating as it can be am still greatfull for all the good in my life.
    LennonLover LennonLover 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    I'm on the left. Hot

    or naw? #nofilters #nomakeup #iwokeuplikethis
    TheStillmanator TheStillmanator 13-15, M Aug 6

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    What Is Weird Anyway?

    What is normal anyway?  Isn't  it just the degree of wierdness accepted by the greatest number of people.  I'm not wierd just "Eccentric".                       
    leprechaunz leprechaunz 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    Everyone Is Weird

    I looked up the definition of "weird" and this is what it says: Adjective Suggesting something supernatural; uncanny: "the weird crying of a seal". Noun A person's destiny. Verb Induce a sense of disbelief or alienation in someone. Synonyms adjective. strange - odd - peculiar...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2013

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    Strange, Weird, Unusual

    Unique, Independent, Creative
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 9 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    Discovering Me

    I remember how long it took me to get comfortable just being myself, and not worrying about what other people thought about me. I would always sit around trying to copy the other girls in my middle school so I could fit in too, but it never seemed to work for me and for the life...
    SimplyMisunderstood SimplyMisunderstood 18-21, F May 24, 2012

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    Absolutly

    Who in there right mind would want to be normal!
    waddlergirl waddlergirl 51-55, T 1 Response Nov 3, 2012

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    I'm so weird! I make goofy faces

    and speak before i think and talk in funny voices. Who cares! It makes people laugh and, as my boyfriend told me, the people who matter don't care and the people who care don't matter :)
    ivyrosie ivyrosie 22-25, F Jan 19

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    Even if I live a lie to try

    and get other people to like me , there would still be someone who disliked me for ...it doesn't even matter. There will most likely always be someone who doesn't like you , and who talks about you so for me to be someone I'm not wouldn't work out . I would just be miserable.
    MorbidPeaches MorbidPeaches 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    Really?

    Is there really a such thing as normal? No because people are different and unique and have their own opinions. I would rather be myself than be someone elses definition of normal. Theirs no such thing as normal people but normal things like getting on your cycle at a weird...
    MsKarrie12 MsKarrie12 13-15 Feb 2, 2013

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    Don't Condescend Me Man!

    I am a self- proclaimed weirdo and I love it! I hate how the word weird has such a negative connotation attached to it. I have always felt a kinship towards those labeled weird and alienated from those who dub themselves "normal" (generally...some "normals" are pretty damn cool...
    aFreeMe aFreeMe 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    What does it even mean to be "Normal"?

    Hmmm? Is it like those people that sit in an office all day wearing suits and answering phones? Maybe no jokes being told? No sense of humor and business all day and night? In other words. Is "Boring" The same as "Normal"? Yes i would rather be myself and the weird person all my...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 23

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    Is there really a such thing

    as NORMAL, I mean I can't necessarily look at someone and say "Hey, that person over there well they sure are normal." Again normal I'm not sure there is such a thing....
    orchids2blu orchids2blu 36-40, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Would Rather Be Weird

    I already think that I am weird because of some of my interests. for one thing I like rock and metal and most people around me like rap and R&B that one fact right there makes me weird compared to the people around me I am a young black guy and most of my friends are black and I...
    burton318 burton318 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2013

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    A Christmas Carol

    It was my second semester in Bible College in England. Fall semester and everyone would be going home soon so the college threw a big Christmas Party, everyone dressed up, there were two Who's, and a reindeer. I was going to go as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. But the big...
    Wifeinater Wifeinater 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 21, 2012

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    Why??????

    Honestly, is anyone in this world normal? Of course not. We're all a little crazy. It's just that some are trying to hide it. But, my dears, that can not be hidden. You are trying to hide you . But you can not.Wondering how I know? Well, I was one of them. But I began more and...
    EvilMiracle EvilMiracle 16-17 Dec 8, 2013

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    My whole family is weird

    and some people think were "insane!" We all tried to be normal once, but none of us could do it! It was way too boring!
    s123456789s s123456789s 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 14

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    What exactly is normal ?

    No one has a switch they can turn and all of a sudden become "normal", I laugh a lot and smile, talk a bunch and am open about my life that's who I am and I won't change sorry haha :)
    maxmaze maxmaze 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    Taciturn!! Yeah that pretty much defines me.

    I talk less, I prefer to stay quiet. Doesn't mean I'm shy or depressed or anything. I just don't like to talk much, I like to observe people. I'm a really good listener. I love making friends but I take a lot of time to actually depend on them or trust them :) I'm weird like...
    taciturngirl taciturngirl 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    AnjaM98 AnjaM98 16-17, F 9 Responses Aug 6

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    They Don't Even Know Me And Already There Judging.

    I am crazy,loud,weird,annoying at times, and just plain ODD. I am one of those girls that gets those crazy dinosaur & panda hats at hot topic and is uniquely different in every way possible. Because of this i have been bullied somewhat and called annoying, but i could care less...
    jaydefairy jaydefairy 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2011

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    Weired But Sincere ...

    I'm weired I accept that ... I dress weired, I talk weired, I like weired ... but Its much better to be naturally weired ... than pretend to be normal like a stranger ... Im proud of myself ... thought Im weired but Im so sincere and I dont wear a mask ;)
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 22 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    My Husband Mocks Me For It

    He knows I'd rather be myself and as weird as I am. I try to appear normal (even though normal is not what I am) and I despise pretending, being fake, and being something that I just am not. A lot of people know this about me but they all insist that I do this so people wouldn't...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    So I have just read Sommer Marsden's book

    entittled "Restless Spirit" and I have to say the book was juice-enducingly good. I *********** to some of the chapters for sure.... But it also got me to thinking.... Would I... or could I ever be submissive like that? I mean, I can definitely see myself in the heroine as...
    numbbunny35 numbbunny35 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Cheers To That

    Is it me or does it seem the happiest people are always the weird ones? In their own little world. I am one of these people I suppose, I be myself and yep I can get super weird. I get a lot of "I cannot believe you just did that" or straight up "wtf is wrong with you". We can't...
    Benassi Benassi 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    SuicidalSilence SuicidalSilence 13-15 1 Response Dec 17, 2013

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    I'd Rather Be Myself

    I'd rather be myself,Weird,Why conform?Act normal,It's not my style!
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 Jun 18, 2012

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    Just be yourself!!! ;)If you try to be normal,

    then you miss out on being weird and awesome!
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 6

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    I remember one time my mother said to me

    "Normal people do not leave the house at midnight and return at 6 am." I always took that as a compliment.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I get told I am weird at least

    once a week. it's from the way I talk fast, dress, the amount of rockstar I drink, my laugh or how fast I move. that just to name a few.
    chat68chat chat68chat 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    Im weird im 14 and im a victorian goth!

    I love corsets and ball gowns from the 1800s !! :D
    Hannah136 Hannah136 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I Tried Normal, It's No Fun

     When I try to act like someone I'm not, I get bored with the false me and want to skip around, jump up and down, babble senselessly just to release tension.  My tension.  It seems that when I do that others get tense, thinking they should call the little...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 7 Responses Jan 23, 2009

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    Oh Yes

    People who act normal are just strange. It's annoying, because no one is normal. I love being me, its way better that way.
    beaniebaby13 beaniebaby13 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2011

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