|Let's all aspire to be The Log Lady.|
The people who live outside of these societal norms are far more interesting than that conversation.
|“I don’t think that people accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense. I think it makes people terribly uncomfortable." - David Lynch|
I have oscillating feelings about the concept of weirdness and oddballs. I used to think maybe they’re trying too hard to reject normal. If you do everything the very opposite of what’s mainstream isn’t that just as bad as following a herd? Then the added layer that in the past few years of the concept of being “hipster” – that is, alternative, but to what I don’t know – has been commodified by nearly every industry. I’m not sure where that falls into this. There are people though that will continue to be strange no matter what the current view on being alternative is. Those are the people I absolutely love. The ones who exist to make “perfect” communities question their reality. To wonder why beige on a house is acceptable, but a hot pink house is completely out of the question. That’s a horrible example, but it transcends to nearly every aspect of life. I think that’s why people are so uncomfortable by people who are different because they look at themselves and wonder “Is this even authentically me? Do I like this?! Or do I like fitting in better?”
|An example of not fitting in and me realizing that I am just talking about my recently watched movies.|
And being weird doesn’t even need to be that outlandish. Max Fischer from Rushmore is one of my favorite characters ever and I find it so endearing that he continues to reflect the little world of Rushmore wherever he is. He wears his uniform in public school! And yeah maybe it was a little pretentious of him, but it’s adorable that he continues to wear this blazer / tie combination and the fact that dressing in a traditionally nice way is weird in public school. Everything is relative!
|A message to the haters.|
Maybe it’s weird that I think this much about the concept of weirdness. But how meta!
|A final thought-provoking question.|