As far as I’ve seen, the majority of people want to “fit in” with the crowd. However, I have also seen a lot of people who have the guts to be themselves in public, and for these people, I have a lot of respect.
Being “different” allows us to better understand how people work. Social life is a LOT more complex than you would think, when it comes to psychological and mental standards. A lot of what we do socially is subconscious. Ever act one way around a group of friends, and then act slightly differently around other friends? I know I do. For example: there are some jokes I would tell to certain friends that I wouldn’t dare say to others, in fear of being judged. Subconsciously we act different around groups of friends to protect ourselves. I do believe it is to protect our ego.
I suppose that last paragraph kind of went off point. I apologise, you see I recently got a "Psychology For Dummies" book, and I’m just fascinated by it. So just so you know, I’m not just pulling this information out of my ass, it is actually coming from somewhere. It’s also coming from personal experience. Now, back to my main point. I find that being different is far better than conforming to non-existent social "laws". If you’re different to others, odds are you’ve been judged, and that’s a good thing. If you’ve been judged by others for who you are, if you’ve been stereotyped, then you know what it feels like. Therefore, you are far less likely to do it yourself. That makes you a better person.
Fuck anyone that calls you weird for being who you truly are. Sure what do they know? They wouldn’t have the slightest idea of what it feels like to be themselves. They wouldn’t know what it feels like to feel good in their own skin. They’re only judging you because they’re jealous of what you have: happiness within. Don’t ever let them, or anyone else, tell you otherwise.
Be yourself. You should be liked for who you are, and hated for what you’re not rather than be liked for something that you’re not.
In the words of Slipknot:
FUCK YOU ALL, FUCK THIS WORLD, FUCK EVERYTHING THAT YOU STAND FOR… AND DON’T YOU FUCKING TOUCH ME!
Nacho Man Celli