There is nothing weird about you being you

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People have a problem with me being different, but that propels me forward in life.” – Mary-Louise Parker

To be wired differently, simply means the way you talk, the way you act, and the way you reason is different from what other people think is normal. It is funny really when people term the fact that you do things differently abnormal, even going as far as referring to the person being a weirdo. We can't all operate the same way, we all can't like the same things, if we do the same things the same way, the world would be a boring place and we would be no different from each other. I believe that differences, give us individuality.

So that one thing that practically sets me apart from my whole family is the fact that I love the outdoors. I love going out, and making new friends, it's as though am a trapped in a box unable to go out

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I grew up in a home where my mom hardly let us out, she was being security conscious but it felt like my movement was infringed. However, my mother learnt the hard way that this child of hers is the wild type, and couldn't be caged. Everybody in my family love staying indoors but the outdoors is for me.

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Let me walk you through the experience that changed her

I was 6 years old, and my friend's mother, who was also our neighbour, lost her father. My mother was invited to the burial and I was ecstatic. My small mind was yet to comprehend what death truly means, all I know was that, since it was my best friend's grandfather's burial, I have to be there.

But fate has other plans for me. On the day of the burial, mom had to go for a conference I was sad and disappointed. my elder siblings were not around, and mom had to leave me and my 8-year-old sister at home with strict instructions not to go anywhere.

We were living in a two-storey building and was able to see what was going on in my friend's house. My mind kept ringing with the fact that I was going to miss my first burial ceremony. I couldn't say where inspiration and confidence came from, but I stood up and got dressed.

Seriously, if I had just put on a normal attire like Ankara or lace it would have been better, but no, I didn't 😄😄😄. I went for aso-oke(Yoruba traditional attire). 🤣🤣🤣

That was how I got dressed with my sister watching me with wide eyes, she couldn't believe I was going for the burial. No matter how hard she convinced me, I didn't listen, instead, I invited her to join me but she was too much of a good girl, always staying indoors.

I went to the burial, not even understanding half of the activities, but I enjoyed myself so much that I forgot the plan to get home before mom. On getting home, I met mom at the door, my heart was beating furiously, and I felt my world crashing.

She took one look at me and asked where I was coming from, I summoned courage and told her that I went to represent the whole family at the burial. Her jaw dropped, she looked surprised, lost for words and kept looking at me from head to toe. Judging from her expression, I knew there was no escaping punishment.

Perhaps I shocked her with my actions and my attire, or perhaps she saw me for who I really was because she let me go unpunished, with a strict warning to never go out without permission. From that day onwards my mom gave us more freedom to go out, she learnt that all children are not the same and that each person is wired differently.

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Being different is not so bad, our uniqueness is what set us apart from the billions of people in the world. There is no normal way people should be, no normal way things should be done. Our likeness and dislike like are what separates us, our disparities are what define us

This is my entry for the #hivelearners w26e3 contest.



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Nice one geelocks. I love how you presented your post intelligently, being different is really what makes us relevant.

Though, I wasn't hoping that you will be different in going against the prompts' requirements which is to state one thing that is common around you, but you will never do. Maybe, you did meet the prompts requirements by your standards, but I feel it needs someone as intelligent as you are to be able to decipher.

Nice one nonetheless.

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I really liked your post and your life story. Being different makes part of being human.
Your altruistic way of going and following your ideas and convictions is a very beautiful act.Thanks for sharing

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Permit me to say, your chicken of a sister 😅😂 could not bear to face punishment for disobedience and you ended up not being punished 😅😂. In her mind, she would have been wishing that she followed you.

Great read! Thanks for sharing.

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In her mind, she would have been wishing that she followed you.

😃😄😀😀. She did confess to me that she wished she had. But alas, she didn't and I get to eat my rice unpunished and with a peaceful mind

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Eeyah... You are the type they tag "waka-waka".
Just like my sister.
Me on the other hand, if I can avoid it I'll rather not go. We are all wired differently indeed.

Thank you for sharing this with us.

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You are the type they tag "waka-waka".

😄😄😄😄😄, your sister and I came from the same heaven.

Thank you for reading

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Funny and interesting at the same time, I'm the indoor sister thou, but I also love my outdoor sister because she brings the gist from outside, everybody is unique in their own way, nobody should be tagged a weirdo. Dreemport brought me here

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That is the fun thing about we outdoor people, we bring you gist. My sister is also an indoor person.

everybody is unique in their own way, nobody should be tagged a weirdo.

True, we are all unique albeit in our own way and the weirdo tag is really unnecessary.
Thanks for stopping by

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I believe that differences, give us individuality.

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Not all people like different people. For many of us, different people are weird, a big nothing, we are better than them and so on. What no one realizes, however, is that it is the different thinking that helps the world evolve. Many scientists have been spat upon because of different and crackpot theories, and now they play an important role in our lives. It is the same with races and colors. I can't remember the name, but I can think of a historical story - buses were divided into black and white people, and if one woman hadn't been different, maybe that separation would still be there. Being different is an amazing thing, no one should be ashamed of that.

#dreemport

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Not all people like different people.

Probably because they are scared of them or even envy them. If there weren't these scientists and human advocates, where would we will, they are different and have imparted the world.

Being different is an amazing thing, no one should be ashamed of that.

Yes, no one should feel a shame of that.

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You must have been a handful as a child😂. I'm pretty sure your mum let you go unpunished out of shock.

I understand where you're coming from really. I'm more of an indoor person, so most of my friends think I'm weird. I'd rather sit in my house all day, alone, than go with them to any party at all.

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You must have been a handful as a child😂

🤣🤣🤣 oh my, the things I did 🤭🤭.

Am glad you resonates with my feelings. Hey, you are not weird you are just different.

Thanks for stopping by

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The attire got me rolling with laughter.
You are right though individual differences, we've all got that and it okay to be different

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The attire got me rolling with laughter.

I wished I took a picture then, you would overroll with laughter.

Thanks for stopping by

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Being different makes the world fun!.. I love the story presented and how It changed your mom's heart to see you for who you are.

Waltzed in through dreemport.

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The world is more lively with our differences, yea, she knew I was not like her other children.

Thanks for stopping by

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Hahaha! While you are the outdoor type, I am known for my introversion and love for staying indoors. I have been called weird for that as my fashion sense is also zero to none😂. It is nice to see a parent who realizes what their children needs. Not all parents are like that unfortunately!

Dreemport!

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I have been called weird for that as my fashion sense is also zero to none😂.

🤣🤣🤣🤣 oh my! You are so much like my sister, you indoor people don't really care about fashion, it's what makes you guys so unique.

Not all parents are like that unfortunately!

Sadly, this is true.

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It's a super good thing she realized that while you were still at that age @geelocks!!!
And you were very lucky that she did realize it, or you would not have sat down for a couple of days lol.
This post was obtained through Dreemport.

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Am glad she did, I just can't imagine what my punishment would have been had she not, it would have been terrifying!

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You got me laughing. Your level of confidence at six years old is goals. Like seriously though, that was brave of you.

You know, when people lack the capacity and intelligence to understand a thing, they term it abnormal and out of the ordinary.

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Like seriously though, that was brave of you.

Till today, I wonder where the courage came from, I feel like God shower me with grace when mom saw, if not...

You know, when people lack the capacity and intelligence to understand a thing, they term it abnormal and out of the ordinary.

Absolutely true

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