I love this poster/quote.
It is especially loved, because my husband has the pet name ‘weirdo’ for me, because I accept in society terms, I am considered a weirdo.
I don’t follow society driven needs. I have empathy. I am raw, honest, outspoken, courageous, passionate and have insight. I see things others don’t about humanity. I am a wise old soul. I am also a vulnerable child. I am Christian very different to your average church person. So, that makes me a weirdo too.
I’ve been labelled names all my life, some nice – but meaning ‘different’. Some not nice and some abusive.
I don’t have an issue with labels the way many do. I get it. I am a weirdo, because I don’t fit society norms and never have. And that’s okay, because I haven’t had a ‘normal/average’ life, compared to most around me.
Labels, are just a description, of someone’s general character. And they only bother you, if you let them.
Including the ‘positive labels’. Some people love to use their ‘letters after their name’, or be referred to as professor, or doctor. They want those labels. It raises up their ego, sense of self importance and superiority.
Yet, negative labels are seen by some as not okay.
Hey, I’m a weirdo. I get it. I know why. I am neither proud, nor ashamed.
It is what it is.
I guess I have that inner strength, to know, it really is not an issue, to me.