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  1. olivia
    olivia October 25, 2014 at 10:07 am |
  2. Sheela Goh
    Sheela Goh October 25, 2014 at 7:51 pm |

    So true. Different is scary. It’s a difficult concept to grasp. I come from a family of three nonconformists, and one who subscribed to expectations. I was blessed to know, from very early on, how different I was, and how it was perfectly alright to be like that. Being an adult who never followed societal rules, however, was a completely different (pun fully intended) playground. It was tough, hurtful for the most part, and incredibly discouraging. But, you know, you’re right. You can’t please everyone. At the end of the day, I started repeating these words, “Wait a minute, I complete me.” Opinion and feedback from those that matter, matter BUT I do not need them to feel whole. To feel 100%. To feel that I’m on the right path. I don’t. And haters? Same is lame (with respect to Pharrell for creating the phrase).