” Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” –Apple Inc.

imagesDI9SQVFV  Lucy Stone via wikipedia

Abolitionist and Suffragette

Too Passionate

I think there is a passionate temperament. A person that can feel so strongly. There have been many times when I have been standing upon my soapbox and declaring my opinion about something I found wrong in the world.

During those times of strong emotion I have noted others looking on calmly, almost disinterested. I have thought to myself how can they not feel anything about this? How can anyone not feel strongly about this ? How can people feel so dispassionately about things? It is like they are already dead.

I realized that I was different.

It is not just passionate indignation that I feel. When you have the capacity for strong feelings you can feel great joy and elation as well. Like when you see something you find beautiful or hear music that you love.

I am glad I am different if it means to feel deeply and be more aware in the world. Maybe this is why I always wanted to stand up for people’s right to be different. To be who they truly are.

Have you ever felt different or been told you are different?

|Nano Poblano| among other things.

7 thoughts on “Different

  1. Laura L.

    I’ve never belonged. Most of the time I’m ok with that. Some of the time I’m thrilled with that. The older I get the more thrilled I am. I wasted too much of my youth trying to belong (like most of us do).

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  2. luciledegodoy

    I have been the odd one out for a long time and learned to feel not different – on the negative sense that people tried to make me feel – but unique, for not being line or for not following the crowd.
    Being a foreigner, even when you move from city to city it’s not much different from moving to another country. You’re exotic!! I hear that a lot.
    But what has been the most taxing is to express different opinions without fear because people don’t like to be challenged.
    It has a price tag which I’m always willing to pay. Good or bad.
    Thanks, Deborah. Excellent post.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      It takes courage to speak up. I pick my battles and do not always speak up. It is important to know that you are fine the way you are even when you do not get validation from the people you are with. Good for you for speaking up. Thanks for the great comment!


  3. annanolan2014

    Thank you for another excellent post, Deborah. I AM different: I am a Pole living in Britain, specialising in English grammar, writing about English, translating from Polish into English and editing works penned by native speakers of English!

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