‘To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, day and night to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.’
– E. E. Cummings.
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This is another one of my all time favourite quotes on a subject that is very close to my heart. In this world, if you don’t fit into the stereotypical mold you are going to come across people that will look down on you for it and be rude to you. You like reading? You’re ‘weird’ You want to study science or math’s? Your obviously a ‘nerd’. You like classical music instead of mainstream R&B/Pop? Your obviously a ‘freak’. You don’t like binge drinking? You’re such a ‘boring drag’.
I’m sure everyone has been looked down on or sneered towards at some point in their life because they liked something that is not perceived to be cool or the norm by everyday people, but it is always important to remember that it is easier to follow the crowd than fight day in and day out to be yourself, and as E. E. Cummings says, you should never stop fighting for your right to be you.
This is a quote I always try and send other people when they are feeling down and remind myself of too because it sums up the issue well with so much conviction.
Bloggers, you are AWESOME and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. 🙂
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