Have you ever felt that you stick out like a sore thumb, have you ever felt a spoon that was in with all the forks, have you ever felt like you just don’t quite fit?
I know a lot of you out there have felt like that. We take on the labels weird, odd and different before we label ourselves – just me. Hey don’t get me wrong, I can wave my weird flag with pride. Sometimes though, I don’t want to label what I am and who I am as weird, because, to me it is just my normal.
If we just accepted each other’s differences, would there be such a thing as weird?
Stigma is a sticky word, as it is something that is not easily gotten rid of. We are all guilty of judging, there is no one out there who has clean hands. We live in a world where we can compare our lives to one another so easily and that can form a judgement. We either can feel less than or better than by a click of a button.
So what is weird?
It is just a word, a word that can empower people and take power away, a word that can change your life for the better or change it for the worst. Weird is something that is not normal, but what is normal anyway and aren’t we all weird? As we all have a different idea of what is normal.