By NyishaHv
2 years ago

The beauty in uniqueness

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I love writing new articles. This article will mainly be about my experiences of being different to others. Although i've been tall and about 5'8 for most of my life, I have actually found ways to be comfortable with my height. From a young age I was bullied about my weight, my height. The many things that made me stand out from others were the things that were used against me. So I had asked my older brother how does a person overcome being judged by others. He said theres no real way to do so, but you can embrace yourself. That made sense to me as I got older because I felt that most of my confidence derived from embracing myself. This may seem like an usual way to start an introduction to an article, but I wanted to start out by claiming the two main things that have affected me in my life. My weight and my height had become part of my identity, and in a way it actually made me more understanding towards others. I mean I felt like a giant at the time, I wondered why can't I be short, isn't that normal for a girl?

I found that being happy with who you are goes a long way. I had a very unique way of thinking, and very unusual OCD. My mind was always in overdrive. I would do unusual things like draw faces on my fingers when i was younger and pretend they were people! Years later I found out that I had Aspergers as well as ADHD. Things started to come together in terms of my character. With regard to my physical appearance my weight had fluctuated anyway, and I started to realise it is possible to be beautiful regardless of your weight height (and to all reading, regardless of your physical appearance). I had seen so many documentaries whereby people had made choices when their looks were effected; and I have seen documentaries were peoples appearances were affected in instances that were not their fault. It made me realise something, that those people had to use their characters and personalities to get through, people recognised them as beautiful regardless of what they looked like.

Of course, being different is part of being an individual. The very fact that you may read what someone else has written, or what someone has said means that you hold a different view to them. This may derive from your background, your upbringing or your unique way of thinking. So the topic is 'everyone is different'. Believe me, I feel unusual for writing an article on a topic such as this. But I thought it would be nice to try something different. Being different is not down to someones physical appearance, being an individual is relative to peoples way of thinking, their sense of individuality, their actions and their emotions. We all have our own interests that others may not agree with, but as long as those interests don't negatively affect others then that is positive. I will probably live my life being deemed as unconventional, and I don't think that's a bad thing. I've met so many people with different interests to mine and learned so many new things. I think the most unusual thing I've ever done academically was talk about chinese philosophy in an exam that was supposed to be about the existence of God, and that was the one paper were I scored 100%. Being different has it's benefits, it can make you unique, and it can also draw positivity to you.

So what would the flipside of this argument be? That it is not okay to be like everyone else. Not at all...we can emulate other parts of other peoples way of thinking being, to motivate and inspire ourselves. In turn, this is how we can develop our own personalities. We look at others and we can either chose to resemble their character in some way or we chose not to. Or we can look at multiple parts of their character and copy others traits. The question can be begged, just how unique are we. Uniqueness is defined as 'being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else' but to an extent we can resemble others. This likeness is what makes us human I believe, it's what makes us discover new things about the world and ourselves. I believe there is nothing wrong with wanting to be yourself, we all may find this lyric familiar, but I truely believe 'what makes you different makes you beautiful'.

I feel like I never want to change, my character, my appearance the way I dress. Although my beliefs are likely to change as I get older. I am looking foward to life because there are so many new things to discover, so many new people to meet. If there is anything in life that makes you question who you are, don't think less of yourself. Don't think it's bad to not be like the crowd, Why fit in when you were born to stand out! Enjoy your life, be good to others and importantly: be good to yourself. Life is fragile, it is short and when we live we must not ever regret it. We must not forget that we are all here for a reason: to thrive in our own way, to help others to thrive. I always want to be different, I must say it's a lot easier just being myself!
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Violeta Great article
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Mfoss Awesome article
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NyishaHv @OlgaLifeLover thankyou very much, I sure will :]
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