This is interesting............ 'We humans are a silly bunch. We spend half our time trying to fit in with the crowd and the other half trying to stand out from it.' ---- Nick Vujicic in 'Limitless'.
Why is that? I don't know but it seems to be quite ingrained in our psyche displaying itself in the various stages of our growth. Is that good or bad? Firstly, psyche is defined as the soul, mind, or spirit of a person. So it is part of the total package of being a human being. Mortal.
Let's cut through the frills. We all want to belong and too want to be different. If some people call that silly, so be it. But I think that fits in to the blueprint of our creation. God, I think, meant us for both.
Trying to fit in (or wanting to belong to something or someone) is just as normal as eating pizza pie. A small voice within tells us that we all stand connected not only in the spiritual sense but even more so in this physical world. We depend on each other for many different things, seen or unseen - understood or not, to survive. We strive to fit in or belong to that for life's continuity. Interaction, intercommunication, interdependence or whatever other name people may call it, it is there. We do it. Everyday.
Wanting to be different (trying to break out from ordinary)..... now that's second skin to us. Celebrities, personalities, and all other success or scandal stories you may hear ... have that emblazoned all over their faces or in their small or big lives. Ordinary people do it too. Aside from the motives or reasons for being or doing so, I believe that it still points to this tiny nudge from within for wanting to be different or do something different. That too is as normal as a tall cold glass of lemonade (which I must admit is a huge favorite... alongside a chocolate chip cookie).
But wanting to be different if taken to a higher level can (to my mind) .....push someone to new frontiers.... to becoming a better version of one's former self.... unlock hidden potential or talent.... move forward to a better understanding of who we are-why we are here..... and define in better terms what it means serving the greater good.
We are a silly bunch, that's right. But correct me if I'm wrong because if we have done our homework and diligently learned what is there to learn as life faithfully shows us and as ordained by a Higher Authority, we would wisely understand that both 'trying to fit in' and 'trying to stand out' have its uses for very valid positive reasons.
People are meant to be wonderful. God meant it that way.
Rainy morning, folks, but don't let it stop you from working your higher purpose. God bless you all.