Steve Jobs once said “When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is – everything around you that you call life, was made up by people who were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”
I have always loved that quote mainly because it supported this question about life that I have always had…what the fuck is normal anyway? Who decided that this one thing is normal and the standard in which all human beings should compare?
In my opinion some person that decided that this is how a human being should behave, look, feel, etc just had a bigger platform than the person next to him that had a completely different idea of how a human being should behave, look, feel, etc. The first person was just able to reach a bigger audience and probably had a real finesse in how to convince them that this is how you are supposed to be.
Next thing you know we have a world of people thinking they are not good enough because they do not fit into this box called “normal”. It’s like expecting a goldfish to climb a tree. I am not going to condemn a goldfish for not being able to do something he/she was not designed to do. So why do we condemn human beings for not being able to do things they were not designed to do.
Me personally…I was not designed to fit into a size 0…I was not designed to win triathlons….I was not designed to win The Nobel Prize. What I was designed to do though is to make people look and feel beautiful. To make people realize their own potential. To spread love, peace, equality, and confidence to everyone I can reach. That is what I am designed for. I don’t have to be 5’8″ tall and wear a size 0 to achieve that. The fact that I have been divorced TWICE does not disqualify me from spreading seeds of love. I drink, I cuss, I laugh RIDICULOUSLY LOUD, I eat fried foods, I cry as much as I breathe, I don’t read directions I just jump right in, I love gangster rap, redneck country, and 90’s pop all in the same playlist, I will take a cheesy romantic comedy over historical period drama, I can’t dance but insist on doing it anyway…that is who I am and I am damn proud of it.
I want you to be damn proud of the person you are designed to be…which is exactly who you are. Just because some person with a PhD says this is “normal” or “the standard in which all human beings are measured” means NOTHING!!!!
Find what makes YOU happy…find what makes your heart sing, do what you are passionate about! That is what YOU are designed to do!
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