Being different is okay. You know that, right?
Personality traits are given to us by God to help and serve others.
Now, when I was in 7th grade, which was around 2002, I seriously wanted to be a hippie.
Who cares? Wear what you want!
I had a globe necklace, a tie dye shirt, and mismatched socks.
I wasn’t being different….I was just a weird kid in a weird (and thankfully short) stage.
Be free, I thought, leave behind negativity. Societal norms can’t define me.
But I still struggled because there is something to finding your place. Not being teachable, not accepting yourself takes a toll on you socially.
Instead of trying to change yourself into the person others see, try being yourself.
God gave you a unique personality and special gifts. Use them!
There’s only one you.
Quit trying to be someone else.