Is 29.7% a good number? By whose standard? What are you using for a measuring stick?
At what percentage do people call you weird….to your face? Depends on how scary they are, huh?
Does public vs private weirdness have a different number, or you just can’t help yourself all the time?
Ever wonder why you were unpopular?
Because you were different. Plain and simple; maybe it was your looks or your actions, or a combo of both, but to somebody, you were different. You just didn’t fit in for some reason.
Did it bother you?
No? Then congratulations because it probably saved you a ton of angst and needless worry.
Yes? Fuhgetaboutit; who decides who gets to be the judge and jury anyway? Life’s too short to let some dickweed make your life miserable.
It might have even been your motivation to succeed in spite of the unpopularity. Some even write books about it….
Well, that’s easy for you to say because you were never picked on
Tru dat, but it was because I would break out the G.I. Joe Kung Fu grip on my antagonist and they would shut the hell up real quick.
This square peg won’t fit in this round hole
Maybe it you whack it a little bit harder; I’m sure you can make it fit.
Sound like our school system; one size fits all?
I’m the bomb in social
People love me, they really do. So what if I had to embellish some of my stories to make it appear my life is much more exciting than it really is. And so what if I am still really uncomfortable in a room of people I don’t know.
I don’t wear this social media crown for nuttin’.
I’m popular now, so there….
On a level of weird
We’ve narrowed healthy behavior so dramatically that our quirks and eccentricities—the normal emotional range of adolescence and adulthood—have become problems we fear and expect drugs to fix. Critics also complain that doctors medicate patients who meet no diagnosis, who practice ‘cosmetic psychopharmacology,’ to move a person from one normal, but disfavored personality state, like humility and diffidence, to another normal, but rewarded state, like self-assertion.
Is there a pill for everything?
You are that crazy Euro that talks, dresses and smells funny?
You are that gay guy who talks and acts like a sissy?
You are that disabled guy with MS in a wheelchair?
You are that religious fanatic so rigid in their beliefs they hate anyone who doesn’t believe like they do?
You are that guy who puts ketchup on his steak?
I could go on….
Different = weird, right? Is there any difference between weird and eccentric?
What is weird to you might be totally normal to someone else.
Austin, TX = weird and they promote it.
This whole post is kinda weird; are you sure 30% is your number?
What’s the freakin’ point you are trying to make with this?
Do you think Steve Jobs was weird; eccentric? Do you think he was more acceptable because he was successful? If he was just some Joe Schmoe how many friends do you think he would have had? Do you think it mattered to him? Is that all that counts?
We are all different and unique
For the most part, we all have a pretty good idea what is conforming and non-conforming behavior. It’s up to us to decide where we want to fit in the continuum and how likable we want to be.
A good rule of thumb is if you are comfortable in your own skin, rock on. If not, then try to find a way to get there.
That.is.all.because that’s all I got.
BTW – if you are interested in taking the test, here it is: http://www.blogthings.com/howweirdareyouquiz/