"It's just not normal!"
"Don't be ridiculous."
I don't know about you but I have heard the above phrases more times that you can shake a stick at. And today, I thought maybe I would contradict these phrases. Argue with them. And/or the people who so often use them.
Take the first one for example. "It's just not normal!" Normal? Haha- that's funny! Tell me, please, what is normal anymore, when nobody is the same? I mean, everywhere you go there are people trying to imitate others, but at the same time there are also the people trying so hard to be so different and be the opposite of everyone else. And then more people start following the "unique" person. Everywhere you go, there are little "circles" of people. There's the trendy, fashionable, popular person- and a whole group of people copying him/her. Then there's the gothic emo, dark, moody person- well that sounds like fun! Let's follow that guy! Is it really that normal to plaster your face in so much makeup that for all anybody knows you're a rodeo clown for the PBR? Is it really normal to dress in clothes so baggy you could hide a small army inside inside them?
"You're weird." Well, let's think logically here, which is something I rarely do, so I may be a little rusty. But... if normal means some of the things I listed in the above paragraph.... Then you are dang right I'm weird! I wear clothes that fit, my face is real, no plastic, and not covered in gunky make-up. I don't try to copy people and be who I'm not, and I don't have to wear rings in my nose or turn my vehicle into a ginormous boom-box that does nothing but be annoying to be cool.
This is a good one. "Don't be ridiculous." Ridiculous? Ridiculous?! Me? Okay, sometimes I can be ridiculous. Am ridiculous. Some, okay most, of the time. But I'm not as ridiculous as I could be. I don't say to the ranch hand, "Yo, dog, whazzzuuuuuup?" I mean, honestly. Who wants to be called a dog? I mean, if you specify and call them a female dog, that's supposedly insulting. Atleast I don't wear flip-flops in the dead of winter, I don't wear sunglasses that cover up half my face, I don't spend 3,000 minutes a month on the phone, I don't hardly not eat at all and what llittle I do eat throw up, I don't pass out if I missed a new episode of Grey's Anatomy, and I'm sure as hell not normal!
What is with this crap anyway, I mean, why can't you just be yourself anyway? God made you the way you are, and that is who you are supposed to be. If He wanted everybody to be the same, He would have made us that way. But how boring would that be? Well, I'll give today's world one thing... it isn't boring. But it is stupid. Honestly- why do people get ridiculed for being themselves? Why do we have to model ourselves after everybody else? Physically- we have to be skinny, with perfect hair a perfect face and perfect clothes. First of all- people weren't made to be skinny. We are supposed to look healthy which means we aren't naturally supposed to be teeny tiny. Throwing up is a feature God designed to rid our body of toxic substances, not normal food with nutrients that our body needs. Our face is... our face! It's what it is, stuffing it with plastic is just ridiculous. You're hair is going to be frizzy, get over it! Then of course through our behavior and mentality: is acting stupid a trend now? Why is being mean to others so cool?
Is eating abnormal?
Is wearing clothes I like that actually fit abnormal?
Is just being me, and liking it abormal?
Then I am proud to be abnormal.
I hate going to town. I wear Wrangler jeans, a t-shirt, a ball cap and boots every stinkin day. I don't give a darn what people think of me- you may think I'm weird, but at the same time, I'm thinking you're weird. Because in my book, being normal means being the person you were meant to be.
I don't think kids walking around town in pants 10 sizes too big or riding in tricked out cars with wolfers are cool. I think guys are cool who wear a cowboy hat, are honest and hard-working. Our day hands aren't cool because they are like everybody else- I think they're cool because they are themselves and because they can ride a bronc. (Yes, now THAT is cool.)
I think my Dad is cool because he is honest to a fault, he works hard for a living, and I know that if his check was any smaller, he wouldn't work a bit less.
Being cool is being honest, being true to yourself and to everybody around you. Being cool is being different, not TRYING to be different, but by just being yourself.
I am me. I am proud of me. My friends like me for ME not for being somebody else. God made ME and He is proud of me. I will NOT try to be somebody else in any way, form, or fashion. I am going to be myself and that is COOL.