Stay Weird!

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I find it ironic that the word weird can have such a negative connotation to it; especially when antonyms such as standard, average, and conventional personally give me the creeps. Think about it: Does it make sense to shame the qualities and characteristics that make us unique? Do you really want to be someone that just gets lost in the crowd of mundane judgment.  Is it always necessary to be the person that you're expected to be?

I for one embrace the weirdness. By doing so, I am able to be more open to change and more loving towards myself. Accepting my quirks allows me to make fun of myself while still having fun with myself.  Life is an epic short story and the last thing you want to do is turn it into a unfulfilled five minute snooze feast!

Here Are Some Quotes from  Notable Peeps That Accept and Embrace the idea of Being Weird:

"Make sure you get your one portion of weirdness a day, it keeps your bones strong."
Cara Delevingne

I'm thankful for weird people out there 'cause they're some of the most creative people.
- Channing Tatum

I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don't have self-love, and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else?
- Shailene Woodley

“I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our
individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it. "
Johnny Depp 

I've always straddled a weird line - there's a lot of mainstream stuff that I love. At the same, I still feel like an outsider. I'm the outsider who's on the inside.

- Zooey Deschanel

“I'm too wacky for most weirdos. Who am I to judge?” 
-Tori Amos

"We might all be so afraid to be who we are, but in the end, it's really you're individual, unique qualities that make you attractive to people."
- Christina Ricci

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People have a problem with me being different, but that propels me forward in life.
- Mary Louise Parker

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
-Marilyn Monroe

Stay Weird!

Author: Athena Gomez-Hipolito
Photography: Tumblr and Francis Tulk Hart
Video: Lazy Oaf

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