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

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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

    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

    I'm on the left. Hot

    or naw? #nofilters #nomakeup #iwokeuplikethis
    TheStillmanator TheStillmanator
    13-15, M
    Aug 6, 2014

    What is normal anyway?

    There is no normal with the way everyone acts now. We all have different thoughts of what is normal.
    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile
    13-15, F
    Jan 15, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 26, 2013

    because i'm tired of this social stigma

    where you have to put a normal facade just to be cool
    Unknown3455 Unknown3455
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    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
    Dec 31, 2013

    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
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 23, 2014

    I like me the way I am

    because it's fun to be me!
    LeeMcguck LeeMcguck
    13-15, M
    Jun 11, 2015

    It's a beautiful thing in life

    when you can see people as they are. It's ignorant to look at someone superficially.
    ac15 ac15
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    22 Responses Mar 2, 2009
    axon1001 axon1001
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2015
    DefineItFromNow DefineItFromNow
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jun 11, 2015

    Im weird im 14 and im a victorian goth!

    I love corsets and ball gowns from the 1800s !! :D
    Hannah136 Hannah136
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2014

    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

    Normal is an illusion.

    What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.- Charles Adams
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jun 11, 2015

    If my best friend's bf is reading this,

    **** you I'm not weird im just not boring and I speak my mind.
    maralhs maralhs
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2015

    Who cares about fitting in,

    when it comes to your personal life? Yes, I do at work, but at home.... Nope!
    Twinkletoejam Twinkletoejam
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    Dec 22, 2014
    curiousinomaha3 curiousinomaha3
    51-55, M
    Jan 17, 2015

    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....
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Dec 23, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jun 21, 2012

    Yeah! I like my weirdness,

    it makes me unique
    ElizabethRives ElizabethRives
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2015
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

    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
    1 Response Mar 24, 2013

    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
    36-40, F
    Jan 4, 2014

    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

    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
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2014

    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
    22-25, M
    Sep 23, 2014

    this is sooooo me, I don't think I could be

    normal even if I tried, then again I don't want to be
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2015


    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
    Dec 8, 2013

    I'd Rather Be Myself

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

    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
    1 Response Dec 29, 2011

    This is so true!Being weird & random is

    so much more fun!Everyone always tries to get you to act "Normal" & be like everyone else,but Normal is overrated & irrelevant.Randomness ahoy!
    AllGhostsToastToast AllGhostsToastToast
    18-21, M
    Jul 17, 2015

    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
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 19, 2013

    I realized people just got to accept me

    for who I am. If he don't like me then I won't force him to like me back. I'll just be me and do my thing! This is who I am , I'm weird, crazy and I can be serious too. I laughed a lot. LOL HAPPY NEW YEAR! =)
    panda05 panda05
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2014

    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, 2014

    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, 2014

    "if you are always trying to be normal,

    you will never know how amazing you can be."
    KarahXnichole KarahXnichole
    16-17, F
    Feb 11

    It's hard to be humble with So much going

    through my mind learning to single again giving up on trying to find my other half .. the love for music that lets me be free to think & feel the work place has gotten better since Bigot boss retired ! finding my inner self again where did he go my health in...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 16, 2015

    "Normal" is a concept I have very little use

    for. Not even as a setting on a washing machine.
    gingershuman gingershuman
    41-45, M
    Sep 25, 2014

    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

    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


    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
    8 Responses Jan 31, 2009

    Strange, Weird, Unusual

    Unique, Independent, Creative
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday
    61-65, F
    10 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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