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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

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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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    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 1 Response Jan 4, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Strange, Weird, Unusual

    Unique, Independent, Creative
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 10 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    curiousinomaha3 curiousinomaha3 51-55, M Jan 17

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    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...
    joophomme joophomme 46-50, M Jan 16

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 26

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    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

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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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    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

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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.
    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile 13-15, F Jan 15, 2014

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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 26-30, F 22 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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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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    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 on the left. Hot

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

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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, 2014

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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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    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

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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 Sep 25, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    axon1001 axon1001 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 26

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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, 2014

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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....
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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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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    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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    Weird is unique. Weird is rare.

    Me is rare. Maybe not unique. But no proof of not so far.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 8

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    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

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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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    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 Dec 22, 2014

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 21, 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 7 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2013

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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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    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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