Today I share with you something my 13 year old daughter Cheyenne posted on her blog. I share it because it speaks to embracing your uniqueness and rejecting the conformity that others may seek from you for their own comfort. I love that she gets this and I hope she always keeps it with her.
The world has a way of beating uniqueness out of folks. Society, while it covets and awards uniqueness on one hand, seems to make the pursuit of it terribly difficult. There are expectations for almost everything – general norms that “regular” folks are expected to fit into. Over time the norms have the effect of creating what we perceive to be a comforting sense of sameness…but, sameness was never what it was about. We are best served as individuals and as a society when we don’t trade off too much of our uniqueness.
Which brings me back to the graphic Cheyenne posted on her blog.
Day one thousand one hundred and one of the new forty – obla di obla da