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Monday, March 26, 2007

The Difficulty of Being Different

As children, we live boldly, seldom afraid or embarrassed to seek out what we want or to speak our minds. As we grow older, we tend to fold our inquisitive and creative minds and place them into a secret drawer while we chase career opportunities. Most times, or at least for most people we leave the drawer untouched, afraid that it might obstruct us in our career success as we conform to society’s acceptance of living.

Many people withhold opinions, thoughts and wants because we grow up being told we must make sacrifices in order to live society’s accepted vision of success. However, it doesn’t change the fact that we continue to possess opinions, thoughts and wants that goes completely against what most of us have been taught is “strange” “unusual” or even selfish. Hasn’t some of the most successful or even most admired people been the ones who chose to abandon society’s guiding principles?

On the other hand, it’s only when these people have gained some level of notoriety that it is deemed acceptable - for them; not for the unknown. So here is this feeling that has been beating within me for the last few years. It peeks around the corner of my subconscious and chooses the moment when it finds the least resistance to leap.

Teeth bared, claws raised and than rips into this emptiness, making the want bigger and more profound. I know what this apparition is seeking and yet the conformed part of me is resisting because it knows that no matter how much it protests there in nothing to fill the ravenous need except for what it wants and that part of me isn’t ready to give in.

If I could have anything it would be the ability to turn down the volume of my emotions, to not want the off beat side road compared to the neatly paved boulevard of everyday life. To live life as everyone else who has learned to be content with three piece suites, regular career schedules and brochure perfect biographies.

The simplest way to live your truth is to leave the expectations of other behind and live the way you feel most worthwhile. If it is so simple why do so many people (including myself) slap on fresh coat of paint that lets you pretend your partially unhappy life is just as nice as everyone else's, even if it easily flakes off?

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