You Should Never Apologize for Being Different

I’ve never been one to follow blindly. Never been one to conform without knowing what motives any authority figure had behind telling me to do so. I’m one to question everything. Always have been. And I’ve always done critical thinking and plenty of reading and research. That’s just me.

Through the years, this has gotten me into a lot of trouble. I’ve taken a lot of heat and lost many friends (or people I thought who were friends) for it. And it’s probably why I was bullied all those years in school.

But that’s okay. In fact, I embrace all of it!

I’d rather stand for something than fall for anything people feed me. I’m true to my beliefs and convictions and I’m not afraid of losing a few people over it. And I’m proud of that.

I’m not a follower.

No one ever said being a free-thinking person was easy and I don’t expect it to be.
And when people get pissed and withdraw friendship over my choice to question a narrative, I only see it as a weeding out of fake friends and people who aren’t meant to be in my circle.

To know who your real friends are, you must be your true authentic self, question status quos, trends, and popular narratives, then call BS when you see or hear it.

And I’m willing to accept it and everything that comes with it.

30 thoughts on “You Should Never Apologize for Being Different

  1. So true you true friends will respect you being real and authentic. Self betrayal is so sad, it leaves you in such an empty place.

  2. The healthier one gets, the fewer true friends one has… was what a counsellor once told me. It helps remind me I am on the right path when I question and stand alone at times. I always have myself, and often, that’s enough. πŸ™‚

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  4. Different is special..
    Who said the way everyone behaves was the standard?
    Its my own life..
    I know what the standard is..
    The S.I unit of standard for me is my own life..

  5. Yes ma’am Cherie, you hit the nail on the head: “No one ever said being a free-thinking person was easy and I don’t expect it to be.” So true, even if you find yourself standing alone. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

    • Girrrrl! You said a mouthful there! Being a free-thinking person is never easy and most of the time, you do stand alone. You already know it, sweetie! And you still stand strong! I admire you so much for it! πŸ’–πŸŒΊπŸŒΉπŸŒžπŸ₯°πŸŒ»

  6. A big πŸ‘for this one !! True…true…Great minds definitely think alike I invite you and all your readers to take a look at this short simple video I made on YouTube on how different is beautiful. Notice the two women on the cover different skin tones ,sizes ,hair , etc. Different is so… beautiful where would we be without uniqueness? So glad you posted this . It’s always a pleasure reading your amazing post. https://youtu.be/6gJ6ihfpq6U Please πŸ™ Don’t forgot to subscribe I have several topics I think you might find rather interesting coming up next Month . Sending love and blessings your way!πŸŒΉπŸ’―πŸ’–

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