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

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    No one can define normal.

    Therefore no one can act 100% normal.I am stuck at being awkward as hell but it is hiliarous for people who just meet me.I am stuck in a preteen’s mindset but hey at least I can laugh at myself and make others laugh at my corky artics lol.I can sound mature when I absolutely...
    xxsadisticbitchxx xxsadisticbitchxx 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    SuicidalSilence SuicidalSilence 13-15 1 Response Dec 17, 2013

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    Weird

                            i love to be myself and to have fun. i like to laugh and to cut up. i enjoy people that can be themselves. its alot easier to be like myself...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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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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    Who the Hell Is Normal?

    Who the hell is normal!  I've never met one person that is, was, or ever well be.  Everyone has issues or dysfunction in their life.  Maybe thats what normal is!
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 7 Responses Mar 1, 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 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 23

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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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    What Is Normal?

    Everyone's idea of "normal" is different. My idea of normal is dying my hair a different color every 2 weeks or so, going out to punk shows, cussing like a sailor and drinking like one too. I don't care if you don't like my hair, my clothes, my language or me. Who made you boss...
    moonrose81 moonrose81 31-35, F Aug 23, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    Speechless

    What more needs to be said?..
    BreezyPockets BreezyPockets 26-30, F Aug 21, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Normal Is Overrated

    I have been playing a special guest star recently in a role that was once integral to my career.  At first it was just a nice diversion from my current reality.  Then came the shift and realization that while I do not want to choose it as my future....I am still pretty damn...
    evolving2010 evolving2010 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2010

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    Define Normal..

    In my opinion there is not a person who is NORMAL. But we all have our opinions about what is normal what is not. It easier to define sane than normal. And I also believe that everyone have their own way of doing things, thinking, reacting etc. there isn't two people exactly the...
    Tourist Tourist 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 12, 2009

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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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    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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    Weird - That's Me..

    Yeah what can I say to that header? Normal is whatever you perceive it to be at the time. Paedophiles think they're normal..... I'll stick to weird thanks, with a side of odd.
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 20, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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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    Normal Is Boring

    I'm weird and I don't care. I like my weirdness, I enjoy it. I love to go barefoot in public places, I love kinky things in the bedroom, I love to wear catsuits, leotards, and one piece swimsuits... Yes I'm weird but I couldn't imagine myself any other way.
    moosebob moosebob 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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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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    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'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 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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    True To Myself

    Yeah it's true, I would rather be weird and nuts, instead of trying to act normal. and if you don't like who I am, then you can **** off..yep, I said it..im damn proud to be who I am, yes I may be unstable and odd but that doesn't mean im pure nuts, it just means im real and I...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Aug 21, 2012

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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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    Strange, Weird, Unusual

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

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    Okay

    I don't even know what is considered normal. I am simply me. I don't want to try to be different. If that is weird, I'll live with it.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 12, 2012

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    ...Normal? Puh-Lease...

    Like I said: Normal?puh-lease....
    ButterNubsz ButterNubsz 13-15, F Jan 28, 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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    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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    I'm Me. Hear Me Roar!

    There was a time when I'd attempt to act 'normal' but the standards of my peers but watch it all fall apart. Any one can act for a period it's harder to stay in character day in day out. I just got to the point a few years back when I decided "blow it" I'm doing me...
    CarolineBelinda CarolineBelinda 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2009

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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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    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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