Wait …. what?!.
I asked my eight year old son, my wife and my ten year old daughter, individually, to answer two questions –
- Did they think their dad/husband (of 20 years) was weird?
- What 3 things (out of the hundreds) they think is ‘weird’ about me?
I got some interesting answers and when my son was asked the question .. he answered it (like he has been since he began talking … saying –
“wait … what?!”
My wife’s three things were –
My daughter’s three were –
- Things I liked
- Music I listened to
- How I eat
My son’s three things were –
- What I liked
- How much books I had
- He always sees me working
If that is what they see as ‘weird’ and is also part of why they each love me … for being … no one else but me, then so be it – I am weird, and proud of it. If being weird is a crime, then, I guess I am the biggest criminal in this world.
Weird to me is …
I was asked a question by a group of thinkers I’m a part of –
“What is weird to you?”
I typed my response as I sat down and thought … I”m a very fast typer, so I typed as I think … weird to me is ..
Weird is being comfortable within yourself. With YOU.
Weird is being less self-conscious and not using that energy worrying about what other people think,
Weird is picking yourself up and trying again, no matter how many times you fall/fail or stink;
Weird is having abnormal strength, not from the gym but from all the times you’ve picked yourself up
Weird is never, ever, ever … giving up, simply because you’re ‘tough’;
Weird is loving the Journey song – “Don’t Stop Believin!” and use it as a mantra when you fail,
Weird is being courageous at just being YOU, in a world where everyone else is trying to be ‘like someone else’, following one another’s tail;
Weird is loving YOU, unconditionally and others you value, too
Weird is loving others enough to enlighten them with your truth and take time to admire the sky, so blue;
Weird is being open and prepared to listen to their truth,
Weird is allowing yourself to be vulnerable even at the expense of ridicule and shunned
Weird is speaking out against injustice when the majority won’t, without the use of a gun;
Weird is not accepting the ‘status quo’ and always seeking a new and better way of doing something,
Weird is always questioning the wisdom passed down from our forefathers … even two plus two equalling four and why do bees sting;
Weird is being self-less, about reaching out to connect through communication,
Weird is communicating with more than words … it is a communication from the soul & using your vibration;
Weird is respect, responsibility and peace, personified into every thought,
Weird is wisdom and strength disguised as UN-Normal, for all battles fought,
Weird is spiritual discipline revealing hidden treasures from one’s infinite creative source within and sharing with love
Weird is acceptance, freedom and contentment disguised in your physical form, taking you places by a dove;
Weird is offering a hug or shoulder for someone to cry on when no one else will,
Weird is accepting you don’t know anything and your curiosity and energy keeps your search beating down new paths of knowledge trying to get your fill;
Weird treads the fine line that many fear to walk …
Weird is the precarious fine line between insanity and … genius, but for those who don’t understand, all they do is – talk;
Weird is closer to genius that you think,
Weird is knowing that which way you fall comes down to becoming a Master of Mind Management, let’s put in down in ink;
Weird is knowing that Mind Management involves 3 main areas –
Weird is knowing and doing better thinking because –
Weird is the summary I put forward here –
If you’re Weird, wonderful.
I like Weird.
I am Weird.
Being weird was seen and treated with distaste and branded ‘abnormal’ in our history of mankind. But that was history, this is the present.
We’re living through unprecedented change in our current history, the present. A gift. We’re creating our new history, beginning now … I pronounce that –
Weird is the New Normal …
Let’s be Normal, together … with all our other weird friends and … help imagine … and make this world a little better than how we have found it.
What do you reckon?!
Who’s with me?!!!
Cheers from Sydney, Australia
Paul e Valentine
**Vitality, Health & Lifestyle Coach/Entrepreneur**