Sunday, January 27, 2013

IT'S JUST LIKE THAT

I have never been the kind of person who did something just because someone else was doing it, or following fashion trends just because the entire world did. I was always my own person in a way and I guess in some way I still am. But one thing is for sure, being an individual can be very lonely and very difficult. Of course I am not just different for the sake of wanting to be special or anything. It is just that most things don't appeal to me the way it does to others. 

I don't always read books on the best-seller list because I don't like the writing styles or the genre of books just don't interest me and it is very likely that I won't even know most published writers, unless they wrote something I liked reading. Just because they are famous, does not mean I read their books. The same thing goes for everything else. I am not just going to like something because it is expected of me to like it. I like deciding for myself. 

I guess this post was inspired by someone at work asking me whether I was different because I wanted attention, or whether it was simply the way my mind worked. I don't think I am the attention seeking type, but I am who I am, if it is weird, so be it. I rather like that about myself. 

8 comments :

  1. Oh Murees, I completely get this! I feel the same way, maybe it's the introspective nature of a writer or the way of looking at things through a backwards lens. Please disregard such comments and questions as those who are blunt enough to present them are only envious of your nature. Some chastise what they do not believe or understand as they feel only what reigns true to them is possible. Free yourself to be yourself as to you alone do you owe that honor.

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  2. My first thought is, how rude! You should be whoever you want to be. My question to this person would be: do you copy everyone else because you don't trust your own opinions?

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  3. Nancy - Thank you so much for the kind words, Nancy. They truly made me feel warm and comforted.

    Annalisa - Thank you, Annalisa, as you make a very valid point and it is very comforting to know that I am not alone on the views of this matter.

    Kelley - Thank you so much. That really means a lot.

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  4. People who are different or "Weird" are more interesting.

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  5. Alice - I completely agree with you. Life would be so boring if we were all the same. Thanks.

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  6. Quote: "Be yourself, everyone else is taken." Oscar Wilde.
    It's good to have a mind of your own!

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  7. Michelle - Thanks so much. Your words are just so true.

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