The next generations have shown the world what it means to express one self and to kick ass. So you might think: ‚Sure, being different is beautiful.‘
From cosmopolitan cities such as Berlin, New York and London, different seems the new normal everywhere. Everybody wants to stand out, it seems. I think it’s missing the fact that the perception of being different nowadays disconnects. It singles out and polarizes beliefs of ‚I am so special‘ or ‚I am so unworthy‘. Whereat what makes you different was planted in us to connect not to disconnect.
Despite what the trend is today, unwillingly we all find ourselves in moments where we sense something within us that makes us feel uncomfortable, doubtful, angry or even resentful, when facing difference.
Do you know these situations?
Know that I am not talking about being stubborn, inflexible, harsh and indifferent. I am talking about your essence that faces the fact of being perceived different to others.
Some examples you might stand out as different:
Being different might look like you are an outsider, swimming against the stream.
For me the true beauty lies in the fact that the ’normal‘ gets stirred up, that the norm can evolve and reform. It’s ok to be different!
We all possess this difference. It has the power to change other people’s life for the better. This view works vice versa. Who is different to you that you neglected because of the difference? You might like to take another close look and see where to constructively connect.