“Being different is amazing” isn’t a phrase we millennials are used to hearing. It’s usually the total opposite. We’re taught that being different makes us strange, or weird, but in reality- it’s what makes us freaking unique!
Your natural optimism to challenge the way others think should be embraced. The energetic nature or spiritual personality of yours should be welcomed. You standing out in a world where people try hard to fit in is what makes being different amazing.
The people who try to humiliate your difference are struggling with deeper issues. They’re insecure, jealous, angry, or afraid of someone who enjoys being different. With this understanding, you can easily pity them and not let their false remarks stop you from embracing your true nature!
Advantages of Being Different
Standing out from the crowd certainly has more advantages than disadvantages. Being different can provide multiple opportunities, lessons, and experiences– whether you realize it or not.
Find below some of the advantages of being different:
- You’re appreciative of things some people wouldn’t understand
- You move through life naturally
- It sparks creativity
- You’re less stressed about fitting in
- You view the world differently
- It’s helpful in certain situations
- People come to you for a different angle on things
- You’re naturally inquisitive
Disadvantages of Being Different
Unfortunately, there are some disadvantages to being unique. But if you can identify these disadvantages earlier, you’ll find it easier to move through them shall they arise.
You’re a Target
In a world where people try hard to fit in, a hurt person actively targets people who stand out. They’re scared of unique people because they couldn’t imagine a life without following others. That’s why being different can make you a target.
Overcoming these people is simple when you can understand that their actions resemble fear, rejection, anger, and hurt. For this, it becomes easier to pity them- and carry on with your day.
Never allow other people’s anger stop you from embracing your true nature.
You Can Isolate Yourself
When someone is different, they might feel that isolating themselves is safer. However, this can be detrimental if it continues for prolonged periods. Unique people need alone time, definitely. But when it comes to a point of isolation, this becomes a clear indication of someone’s difference working as a disadvantage to them. So long as one remembers that “being different” shouldn’t be the ONLY cause of isolation.
People Don’t Understand You
One of the biggest obstacles unique people face is people not understanding them. On the odd occasion, they’ll meet someone who truly connects. (Usually, these people are different themselves).
However, for the most part- many people don’t understand you because you don’t follow societal norms. Remember that this is Ok because you truly don’t NEED others to understand you- as long as you understand yourself.
Inspirational Quotes About Being Different
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”– Nelson Mandela
“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”-Louise Hay
“The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.”-Albert Einstein
“You are unique, not perfect. Being unique is better than being perfect.”-Sadhguru
“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”–Eckhart Tolle
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