I am someone whose been naturally labeled as “unique and different”. Someone who goes with the beat of her own drum. I could care less about conforming to any set of customs or rules, but I respect them. It always baffles me when there are “internet personalities” who try to be unique and different by expressing themselves through music, art, fashion, makeup, or any kind of material discipline. They express themselves through blogging and sharing things that are close and dear to them. I don’t understand why anyone would want to put themselves out there so much to be subjected to “social rejection”. I experienced a lot of “social rejection” growing up and it is an awful thing to experience. WHY would you WANT to be unique and different when you can be who you are? Are you so afraid of who you are that you try to be someone else? (i’ve experienced this too)
The high school I went to there was such a stigma to be cool, act like you had money, and be preppy. I often saw conformity in action. I actually to pride in being unique and different and while it was hard at time to be so I couldn’t see myself conforming and turning preppy. When you become the people who you hang out with. Frankly, it was quite disgusting. I even had a friend copy ME and denied everything when I confront him about it. I asked him why he was copying my attitude and personality. He never really answered me. To say the least we’re not friends anymore; we ended the friendship because he ignorantly called my beliefs at the time weird and it pissed me off.
Anyway, I met Doe Deere in person and took her on a tour around Bethlehem as it was a town she’d like. She was a normal person, quiet and quite realistic. Yes she was wearing a 70s outfit but so, a lot of people wear clothing that was inspired from 70s, etc. To be honest, Deere, there’s really nothing intriguing about you in person and I wish you were comfortable with who you were instead of impressing everyone by your “uniqueness and difference”. Sometimes its not GOOD to be unique and different and it can be difficult.
It saddens me when people take a characteristic trait for granted and use it to their advantage. It goes along with, “OH I LOOK UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT IDOLIZE ME!!!111”. Um, no being naturally unique and different doesn’t automatically get people to idolize them. it scares and frightens them and you could be subjected to bullying for being naturally unique and different. Stop making it a fashion statement and find your voice elsewhere.