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Monday, March 12, 2018

Thornton P. Knowles On Being Different

To be truly different is nothing to be ashamed of. It can be a gift, and certainly does not reflect on one's character or worth. But being different can be difficult because a lot of people either don't like or are afraid of people who are different. Large groups of people who are "different" in exactly the same way are not truly unusual. They are pretenders looking for attention. It takes guts to be really different. That's one thing I know about.

Thornton P. Knowles

1 comment:

  1. Being "different" is a rather strange trip through life. When one is a child and younger adult, it's considered bad to be "weird"- way back in my day it was called "queer"- which originally meant different or strange.

    However, when one gets old, it becomes "eccentric" which is often considered quite charming. That's when you have a 64-year-old female computer geek... not naming any names, of course.