It’s very easy to cave and try to fit in, in order to be liked. In order to be loved. In order to finally be accepted. But in reality, it’s not a wise choice.
I struggled as a child. I wanted to fit in and feel like I belonged. But once in high school, I realized that it was going to drive me mad if I continued to try to fit in. I knew that I was not like most people my age, and to a point it had frighten me. But bit by bit, I began to realize that I needed to be myself. Be true to who I was. Growing up in a very religious household, it’s hard. But we had a discussion and decided that it was okay for me to be spiritual and study the mystical world of Judaism and also my druid heritage, while my family continued to practice Christianity. My parents have always told me that I was not normal and they still loved me, but I knew that they were worried that I would have a hard time in the real world. They were right. I do have a hard time. Hard time being accepted for my way of thinking. Hard time being accepted for wanting a utopian society where war would be the last resort. But I have learned to cope with all of this and still be myself.
Take my advice. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Don’t be afraid to stand out in the crowd. Don’t be afraid to challenge your way of thinking and of others. Yes, it can be frightening to stand outside the box. But it makes you more valuable.