Someone dear to me (by the way, probably reading this and feels like killing me right now. LOL) asked me in a long conversation yesterday why I do not TRY TO FIT IN and try and do what everyone does!!!
My response: It is NOT pride (insecure peeps call it pride though), it is realizing that I do NOT have to try to fit in. I do NOT have to fight for acceptance. I was raised to love me for me, I was fortunate to have been raised with confidence and contentment (thanks to my mum and late dad), I have sooooo much love around me that I try not to focus on haters because I have realized that most times people hate or dislike you because they are threatened by something you have or do that they wish they could replicate. I have also come to realize that no matter how much you try to FIT IN, if you do not belong to the same class or have the same background (has NOTHING to do with affluence), there will always be problems. I let go of such dramatic peeps.
My lawn has sooooo much grass that I do not have enough time to tender to it to make it as green as I want it to be that I do not have the time to check if you watered yours!
No! I do not try to fit in because I was made to be unique and again, if we were raised differently you would not understand! VTI©