I Don’t and Never Will 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.

0 thoughts on “I Don’t and Never Will Apologize for Being Different.

  1. Michael Raven says:

    I went for a short period of time trying to be someone who I really wasn’t. I was miserable.

    That was a long time ago and I haven’t looked back since. I celebrate being “different” these days.

    • cheriewhite says:

      That’s so awesome Michael! I’m so proud of you for getting tired of being someone else and not caring what others think. It shows you have great character, bravery and strength.

  2. Ananda says:

    A wise friend once told me

    ‘never put the head of someone else above your own’

    To understand what is true is never a straightforward path, but the only way to get their is to trust your own inner voice

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