Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Let Your Freak Flag Fly

We are all born differently for a reason. Imagine a world where we all looked the same, talked the same and had the same ideas. How boring would that be? We spend too much of our time trying to fit in and be “normal”. Instead, we should be exploring our individuality. Our individuality comes to us a lot more naturally and more importantly, it’s what makes "you" stand out as "you". Stop and think of the real difference makers in the world. Were they "normal" or did they march to their own beat?

Here is a list of some famous “Freak Flag Flyers” (in no particular order)

Albert Einstein
Martin Luther King
George Washington
Ernest Hemingway
Jimmy Buffet
Donald Trump
Steve Irwin
Jim Carey
Jonny Depp

To be normal by definition is - conforming to the usual standard. Since the usual standard is forever changing, being normal is an unobtainable goal and therefore an act of futility. On the other hand, being yourself is very easily obtained. It can be scary when your ideas don’t conform to those around you and it will take some courage but do yourself a favor, be free of conformity and “Let your Freak Flag Fly”


Anonymous said...

I love letting my freak flag fly! It's amazing to me how bothered some people can become when you are not "conforming" to the norm. It just goes to show the "cowlike" mentality many people have.

Anonymous said...

I am doing research for my college paper, thanks for your useful points, now I am acting on a sudden impulse.

- Kris