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Normality, conformity and acceptance

People are wired to maintain their balance by avoiding what is diverse and uncomfortable.
This thought helped me understand people that are different from me, because I didn’t use to think like them.
Since I can remember I’ve always been very fascinated by diversity and this distinguished me from the majority of people and the way they think.
So this premise made it difficult for me to relate to most people and to fit in with everybody else.
In any case I don’t feel abnormal or anything of that sort. Only I am wired to think differently than most, probably because as a child I spent a lot of time by my self and that fuelled my imaginative and creative abilities.
Now, I found huge value in my way of thinking – that is when I’ve been allowed to put it in action by a scared conformist world – during my life.
Even then, I came to change my thinking after all because of interactions with people who are different from me that harmed me in a few occasions. And that made me question my view and thoughts.

“You must have wished a million times to be normal.”
“No.”
“No?”
“I’ve wished I had two heads. Or that I was invisible. I’ve wished for a fish’s tail instead of legs. I’ve wished to be more special.”
“Not normal?”
“Never.”
― Katherine Dunn, Geek Love

“Almost everyone prefers normality because normality brings comfort and security. But when you think about it, normality hinders the reason why you are on this earth.”
― Euginia Herlihy

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Fear

Fear is a primal instinct and everybody has some. And for good reasons: everybody should have fears. Because it keeps you alert, ready to react to danger, prepared to overcome undesired situations.
The way to deal with fear is to acknowledge it and do something constructive about it.
In other words, taking charge of your fears. Most of all, this is the premise to being a strong, grounded person.
For me, the moment I became fully aware of this concept meant a significant shift in my life perspective and actualization. Suddenly, my focus became quite more accurate and direct and that has allowed me to refuse the nonsense from my existence.

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Con Man

I met a boy once,

    Who was a con man,

Of course I didn’t know then.

    So he tried to forge my love,

Couldn’t hear the voice of truth,

    Was misleaded by his pursuit.

No good comes from betrayal…

    Judgement takes its course,

Unveils the deceiving force.