Being Different

Being Different

Sometimes people’s voices confuse me. Some tell me to be authentic. Some others tell me to be “normal” and “fit” into society. While adjusting to both sides is not as easy as a lot of people say it is. Sometimes attempting to please our surroundings, being good at career, maintaining relationships, and all while trying to be authentic feels like a battle. Sometimes it makes me worry whether I am fit enough to my surrounding. The attire I wore, the words I chose, the idea I expressed, the things I did. It was all because I was afraid to be rejected.

I remember one day my friends and I had a dinner with one of my favorite lecturers in school. We talked about a lot of things, but one thing that I can never forget was about being different.

He gave us an interesting case:

“Suppose we have an aquarium with 100 fish in it. Ninety-nine of them are one-eyed, and only one fish has two eyes. In this context, which side is normal? Which side do you think will be oppressed to be ‘normal’?” Read more

Ketakutan

Tiba-tiba muncul quote yang di-post oleh salah satu rekanku di jejaring sosial:

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

Quote ini cukup menggelitik, karna disatu sisi ada benarnya, disisi yang lain aku juga tidak begitu setuju.

Aku memiliki teori hina bahwa:

“Setiap orang di dunia hidup dalam ketakutan. Perbedaannya, bagaimana cara mereka mengendalikan ketakutan mereka.”

Disadari atau tidak, kita tumbuh dan dididik dari ketakutan. Read more