We’re redeeming weird and laying it down as gospel, weird is wonderful. Weird has long been that slur used when we don’t understand something or it feels too foreign. What’s weird anyway? Most people jump to their odd eating quirks but we’re talking next level; because is any food combo really weird? or is it just foreign to you? Go a little deeper, what is your weird? Our childhood quirks should be celebrated and explored, they hint to our future selves if we are careful not to shave them down to fit into cookie cutter molds. This conversation is about how we whittle ourselves down and the ways we try to shape the people around us to make us more comfortable. Randy shares some personal oddities that make Misty go hmmm??? and
Misty describes her desire to get noisy. We discuss how we all should embrace our weird but first we have to find our freak unique. Unfortunately, we may have hidden it so long, we aren’t sure where to find it. Time to go digging through the clues.
- You think weird is wonderful, too.
- You need to let your freak flag fly.
- You feel alone in your weird.
- You want to know how weird can lead you to your people and make you bankable.
- You think it would be fun to take advantage of your weirdness.
QUOTES & QUOTABLES
I don’t think anyone is truly alone in their weirdness. Someone else is out there. Tweet This
I still want a pair of marabou slippers to wear to the pool. Tweet This
I want to redeem the word weird. It’s not derogatory, it’s wonderful. Tweet This
To me all the letters of the alphabet have genders and so do the numbers. Tweet This
We were like everybody else, doing social norms as opposed to weird things. Tweet This
Early adopters are usually considered weird. Tweet This
Other quotes about weirdness:
There’s a whole category of people who miss out by not allowing themselves to be weird enough. ~ Alain de Botton
I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love. ~ Dr. Seuss
Blessed are the weird people – poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters & troubadours – for they teach us to see the world through different eyes. ~ Jacob Nordby
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. ~ Cecil Beaton
See one of Lola’s simple makeup designs
The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss