Today was an interesting day. I'll skip some of the stories of mini golf, go carts (which I dominated in by the way) because I'm tired. They were fun and all, but the coolest part earns priority.
After I got home from my adventures, I was pretty worn out. So I changed into these Neon (yes, it's capitalized) blue sweat pants. Because they are the most comfortable pants I own. I washed my face, and put on my facial maskish stuff (which happens to be an orangey color)
I was soooo not going out any more today.
It being 9:30, I thought I was safe. But no. My family hadn't eaten yet. So we all went out to eat. With me in my ensemble. oh yes, it rocked.
But the best part was when we went to the grocery store afterwards. Because we walked right through a group of uber 'cool' preppy teens. The looks on their faces, as they could barely stop from gaping, was pure hilarity.
As I walked by, with them staring in disbelief, I came to the realization of how little other's opinions matter. Don't get me wrong, I like complements as much as the next person, but they should be treated as bonus points (did I really just compare life to a video game?) If I'm not cool with me, than 7 bajillion other people loving me wouldn't make a dang difference in my happiness.
But this isn't quite the point I was getting at. I am quite pleased with who I am. Yeah, I've still got flaws that drive me up the wall, but over all, it's good.
The point I'm getting to is that even if you're happy with yourself, but you hide it around other people, you're going to be pretty unhappy. That will just earn you friends that aren't like the real you. Though it may be scary, let your true colors show!
It's like a business. If your front window says, 'hair styling', but when you get in, it's a watch shop, that's not going to work out too well.
While we may be few, and hard to find, there are other weird people out there! and by weird, I mean non-conformists. Think of how much more pleasant life would be if all of us weirdos broad casted this. We could find each other, and become friends. We'd find people who are like minded, and not have to deal with the teasing in the same way.
So don't hide! You are interesting, and have something to give the world. You can't do that by wearing all the cool clothes, and acting how society thinks is normal. Variety is the spice of life! Give something different!
Let your true colors show! Wave your banner around! And get your crazy pants on!