Be Weird (Why Aquaman is Cool Even Though He Talks to Fish)
Be weird (and don't apologize for it).
I used to agonize over the slightest criticism:
- Nasty blog comment
- Back-handed insult
- (Whatever the case may be)
I wanted everybody to like me.
But problem with that... you should only be dependent on one person for happiness (look in the mirror).
Be Weird: What Aquaman Taught Me About Self-Confidence
Your "weirdness" is what makes you interesting.
Look it in the eye, tell it you love it, and give it a hug.
If it makes you feel any better, below are six strange (interesting?) things about me:
I'm as nerdy as it gets.
My favorite TV show is Buffy, I love Batman comic books, and I have a really big crush on Veronica Mars.
I am a huge fan of heavy metal.
But when I go to heavy metal concerts, I typically wear warm colors (because I prefer them), but that makes me stand out like a needle in a haystack since 99% of the people who go to these events are inevitably dressed in black (this isn't meant to be a criticism or judgment of any kind, just an honest observation based on my experience).
My music taste is all over the place.
In addition to the heavy stuff, I also enjoy some pop and rap (Pink is my favorite artist at the moment -- I have been listening to "The Truth About Love" on repeat for the last month).
I make up silly songs while driving around town.
The lyrics usually involve things like a delicious sandwich I ate for lunch, a ridiculous thing my dog did, or a cute female I saw at the coffee shop (and may or may not have a really big crush on).
My favorite movie is "Mean Girls."
Also, I have a serious word vomit problem. I just blurt things out without even thinking about it... it's REALLY bad. Anyone else know that feeling?
I have an irrational fear of bees, wasps, hornets, (anything that buzzes).
I have never been stung*, so I freak out if one gets within twenty feet of my current position. One time, a bee flew through my car on a summer day. I panicked, lost control of my vehicle, and came inches away from driving into a stop sign (and then I laughed at myself for a minute or two).
Finally, we have reached the point.
Your "weirdness" is what makes you who you are.
Don't be ashamed of the body that is yours alone -- the quirks that make you an interesting person -- or the individual characteristics that define who you are.
*A couple years later, I did get stung by a bee for the first time in my life during a hike in August of 2015. It did not hurt nearly as much as anticipated. And I didn't have a panic attack (thanks yoga).
"Aquaman is stupid, he just talks to fish... how's he going to be of any use?"
Aquaman doesn't give a crap when other superheroes bully him, because he knows how powerful he really is.
Superman patrols Metropolis. Batman patrols Gotham City. Spider-Man patrols NYC. Aquaman patrols the OCEAN.
Aquaman talks to fish. So what? If the Joker ever decided to poison the nation's water system with laughing gas, I bet Batman would come running for help... am I right?
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