Why Being Weird Is The New Normal

being weird is the new normal
being weird is the new normal

Daily Blog #270

This is another one of those things that I never thought that I would be embracing in my life. Something that I used to despise, something I never wanted to be, and something that I have always been petrified of being has now become that I strive to be – being weird.

Let’s take a moment to reflect on the glory days of actually giving a damn about what people think about me. Yeah, maybe it’s just me being a little ignorant, but I actually don’t miss those days at all.

I don’t miss the days of dressing to a certain standard to try and please those around me. I don’t miss the days of acting like somebody that I wasn’t just so that others around me would give me the attention that I craved. And I definitely don’t miss the days of being called out and teased because I was trying to be someone that I wasn’t. And neither should you.

If some see this mindset as being ignorant, then that’s perfectly fine. I personally see it as me just living my life the way that I see fit, and me living my life to the absolute fullest. Those are two things that I used to take for granted. I used to believe that it was wrong to be weird, when in all reality, being weird is actually the new normal.

So what makes me weird, and why is being weird the new normal?

1. I would rather spend time with my family than going out.

Not many 25 year olds can say this, but I would much rather spend my spare time with my family and close friends as opposed to going out on the weekends and being trapped around hundreds of people that I don’t know. It’s just something that I see very little benefit in.

Plus, my family has always been there for me. Ever since I can remember, we have always been an incredibly close family. We share embarrassing stories together, we go out to dinner and movies together, and I will admit that I still hug and kiss each one of my parents goodbye. Not only are they my family, but they are also my best friends.

2. I have a blog about living a happier life.

Again, not something that most 25 year olds can say, especially 25 year old men. While some may find it “normal” to blog about cars, video games, makeup, or anything else that most young adult do, I blog about living a better and happier life. It is something that I am passionate about, and something that I believe the world needs more of. The more we share positivity, the more we are able to spread it.

My motivation behind this is to help others who have had similar struggles as me. When I was going through my struggles in life, I never really felt that I had someone who I could relate with. My friends never went through the struggles that I went through, or if they did, they weren’t open about it. And I have very rarely heard about males being open about their depression and an eating disorder.

That is why I am open about my past, and open about my struggles. I want others to be able to relate to me so that they can find strength and happiness in their life as well. If I can make a positive impact in more lives than just my own, all of my hard work and openness will be worth it.

3. I eat weird foods.

I am not talking about pizza with ranch, or even pizza with pineapple (although pineapple does belong on pizza). I am talking about a lot of weird things that you probably wouldn’t be willing to try.

Basically, I like combining two of my favorite foods into one really good food. If two things taste good, why not try to throw it into one? I mean, you never know unless you try, right? Sure, it might be weird, but I’m okay with that.

Final thoughts.

These are just three out of an enormous list of things that make me weird. But what makes them weird? Are they weird because most people don’t do them? Are they weird because you don’t do them? Or are they weird because you have never heard of them and aren’t willing to try them?

The point is, we all do things that others don’t do in life. We all do things that not everyone does, and we all try things that others aren’t willing to try. As we rightfully should. Where is the fun in living a “normal” life? And where is the fun in trying to be the exact same as somebody else?

No matter how hard we try, none of us will ever be the exact same as any other being. We will always have characteristics that will make us different, and we will always share different beliefs.

So with that said, is there even such a thing as being normal? To me, being normal means being the person you are, and loving the life that you life. Live on the edge, do the things that you want to do, and live the life that you want to live. Remember, being weird is the new normal, so embrace your weirdness, and let it shine.

Michael Bonnell



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