“Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.”
― Rick Warren.
You might as well stop trying to fit in now, because you were never supposed to. We have spent so much time in our lives trying to “fit in,” but no one was told that were not actually meant to. The world was not to be riddled with strife, wars, poverty ,sicknesses, and spiritual darkness were not to have a place in it. Many times if not all, we’re our own worst enemy. As an example think of the disease of cancer, it has been studied and traced back to some foods(processed,GMO) and chemicals. Who created all that food and made the chemicals(usually for profit)? If you guessed people(us) you are correct ! In having self centered desires and the lust for money, people voluntarily choose to harm each other. The very act of trying to fit in brings about the bullying, but who’s doing it? Other people, or are we doing it to ourselves? In fact it’s better not to conform to the majority of this world, because more often then not average is becoming the status quo. Just as children are slowly bullied into becoming like everyone else, so are we by the world and its systems. However, there is an inherent problem in being like everyone else, not only is it boring, but it has a way of dimming the light we originally entered the world with. Each of us are born bright with optimism, drive, imagination, and a lack of awareness of other people. As we grow, the ebb and flow of society slowly encourages us to join the crowd, heightens our awareness of others causing comparisons, and works out the wild and free spirits we’re born with. If were able to protect and retain these spirits from the world that wants to steal them we become conquerers. We overcome the petty preoccupations and can’t be bothered by what other people think. Therefore, don’t be afraid of being amused and wondered like a child or hiding your quirks. Those are the very things that the world is jealous of and sets out to steal. Your childlike spirit is a precious gem to be protected and valued, so enjoy it and don’t be afraid to show it!