Dare To Be Different.
I’ve always been a bit of an oddball – I see the World very differently to most. I think it’s a part of being a creative person. Our ability to think differently is what allows us to create all sorts of magical things…
There’s an old saying “All creatives are borderline insane”, and insane, is how a lot of people have viewed my ‘lateral thinking’ over the years. I used to feel upset by being viewed as ‘different’ from the crowd – it can be a lonely road. But, one thing I’ve come to realise is trying to ‘fit in’ and be someone you are not is even lonelier.
The World truly would be a boring place if we were all the same, and nothing new would be created if we didn’t have people who ‘dared’ to think differently. As I’ve got older, I’ve learned to love my weirdness, and I’ve grown incredibly thankful for it too!
It allows me to step outside the narrative that is heavily prescribed through the media, schools and Universities – the indoctrination that has almost wiped out people’s ability to think freely and laterally.
I’ve copped a lot of ridicule from the herd for this ability, free thinking seems to frighten them. Their fear is what drives them to be mean. When you understand this, their words lose their power and no longer hurt. You no longer allow their meekness to snuff out your light (your creative spark).
If you too are an ‘oddball’, remember this and remember you are not alone… Keep thinking BIG, keep creating something new, and most importantly, keep shinning brightly!
“Why try so hard to fit in, when clearly you were born to stand out” ~ Author Unknown.
A Little poem I wrote about being different:
A MIND OUTSIDE THE SQUARE
A mind outside the square,
Lot’s of thinking going on up there.
A view with a difference,
People reject an indifference.
One’s depth can be so shallow,
Their brain soft – a marshmallow.
Misunderstood is the artist,
Unrecognised as a craftsman.
So intricate are the weaves.
Majority cannot see,
A genius is that of thee.
A creative fire, burns through the wire.
An ignition that will not tire.
Insanity, they perceive.
Judgement is their greatest need.
Their mind is trapped, oh yes, indeed.
Just jealous that you are free.
Limitations, you have none.
Remember, oh precious one,
Your gift is from above.
Your talents bring only fun.
So, reject that you are dumb,
Just misunderstood by everyone.
Do not judge as they do.
Pave the way,
For one day, they might embrace your different ways.
After all, people follow when they feel their lives are hollow.
Trust in thyself, then they might too.
Oh genius one, this is the truth.
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