This blog is dedicated to those who like me, are outcasts whether socially or personally.
For as long as I can remember, I have been an outcast and it’s something that’s always been difficult for me to break away from. As a child, I was the goofy one who always enjoyed making people laugh (which I did in strange ways), laughing at times that were maybe inappropriate and embracing the 90’s with a vengeance by wearing the neon’s and mismatched clothes. I guess you could say that I never cared much what people thought of me and I didn’t go out of my way to be liked.
As I got older, I realized that you had to be liked by at least a few people and if not, you had no one on your side when you needed someone. So, I began looking for outcasts just like myself and boy did I find them. The problem was that I found people who were too much of an outcast, people who were often into trouble or hung out with people too strange for my tastes and that was usually followed by those who were either alcoholics, drug users who were victims of such a lifestyle growing up. So I began trying to change parts of myself and I still yet was attracting people that weren’t like me and were too much for my liking.
When I became an adult, I decided that maybe looking for friendships wasn’t for me and that people would naturally attract themselves to me. I’ve met a lot of great people that way. The problem is, they didn’t stick around very long and ended up being rather sensitive people who didn’t like my humor or who wanted to constantly bring up rumors they have heard about me. It just hasn’t worked out so far except for one good friend. I have just this one who’s odd, is similar to me in many ways, who has a level head and a good mind and who wasn’t a product of poor circumstances. She’s the type of person who can make me laugh, lift me up when I’m feeling down, be right with me when I need someone and just lights up my life.
I can say that not much has changed with me. Even after getting married and having a child, I’m still the same person inside that I always was. The difference is, I’ve found someone who can tolerate me and a kid who’s just as goofy as I was. Though I wonder what will become of my son, will he struggle the way I did to make friends and how he’ll get along in life, I know that life has funny ways of working things out and I feel confident that things will be just fine. So the moral of this story, be yourself and let others come to you and don’t change for anyone because you never know, someone will come along and love you for you.
Have you ever noticed that many humans are the same? How about that many humans do the same things as other humans? Here’s a list of things humans do
Many people ask questions and answer their own questions. Have you ever noticed this? For example: “Do I think this will happen?” “Yes of course”. “Do I think that this will be the end?” “Yes, I do”. Now I have always thought this was odd because, why would anyone ask a question just to answer it? Why not just say “I believe this will happen or I believe this will be the end”.
Many people use their hands to attempt to make signals to tell you what they’re saying. Have you noticed that? Some people have a lot of trouble talking without using their hands and it’s odd because the language being spoken is completely understood particularly, if 2 people who speak the same language are in conversation and therefore hand signals are completely unnecessary. (I’m not referring to people who use sign language in attempt to have a conversation with the hard of hearing)
Many people tell nearly every single thought on Facebook or other social media. Have you noticed that people cannot even take a shower without posting it on Facebook? It’s also now become widespread to post personal photo’s on Facebook such as breastfeeding, in heated sexual poses or even naked/half naked pictures.
Almost everyone automatically “lines up” in a grocery store. Now you might say, yeah but you’re required to stand behind another person in line. Actually, you’re not really required but, people do it automatically after going through 12 years of schooling where everyone was forced to “line up”.
Many people who are in a waiting room of any kind pull out their cell phones within 5 minutes of sitting down. Have you ever noticed this? If not pay attention to it next time. We are a generation of “looking down”.
People will automatically start scratching if they see someone else doing so or if they see any type of bug near them or on them and that stays with the person long after the “threat” is gone. Also, mention to anyone that you’re itching and they will start itching within a few minutes.
If you know of anything else that people do that seems to be a copy of others, please leave it in the comments! Thanks!