Breaking the Norm

Conform…why do we do it?

For once go crazy, be yourself, say random things and don’t be afraid to say them, and act out of the norm. Why be like everyone else? Boring people seldom make history.

“Our character is something we do when we think no one is looking.”-Karl Schonhausen

Is our character something we should be ashamed of or frown upon? Why do we hide parts of ourselves that make us who we are? I think it’s because we are afraid of being judged or for someone to point a finger and say, “Look at him/her, what a loser!” The thing that is hard for me to comprehend is why other people’s opinions matter so much. At the end of the day, if one is not hurting a person, why is being judgmental or giving labels okay? We all have flaws so why is it okay to point out other people’s flaws when we as humans are all imperfect ourselves?

Uniqueness and simplicity

We all have some kind of uniqueness and individuality inside us. People who stand out are the ones who embrace these two qualities.  Say what you feel and be outspoken. Be heard. Who cares what others think really? No one has the right to judge. We are all imperfect beings.

When we conform we are trying to be similar to others and fit into a certain group. But why is that so important? Being similar to another person does not mean you’re right or quote on quote normal.  Dare to be different. Being different does not mean you’re wrong. When being yourself, there is no right or wrong.

People who are different have a certain style. You are curious to meet him or her because they most likely are breaking the norm.

Everyone has the ability to create his or her own character. Life is like a stage and we are all characters upon this stage. To gain a sense of individuality and stand out among others, one needs to create a character that is like no other. This character is distinct from all others and takes pride in his or her personal attributes and traits.

What makes a person’s character special is how he or she chooses to use it. A person’s character should be admirable and develop with time. Dynamic characters are what intrigue me the most; A character who can go from rags to riches; A character that progresses and heightens.

As Shakespeare once said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

Act out the own scenes to your play, your life. Because no one can live your life except you. Do you want to waste it by worrying too much about being judged or disliked?

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost all is lost. “


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