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July 3, 2013 at 7:35 pm #37935ChloeParticipant
I wouldn’t say you’re weird, you’re just different- and people should embrace it. Unfortunately many young people are far too concerned with fitting in or being “cool” and are afraid of being who they really are. I was very unique at college- I wore odd clothes, had different moral views and was wise beyond my years- I still am all of these things (I’m now 20) The good thing is, as everyone grows up they will experience things that challenge their views and teach them an understanding and acceptance, teach them things you have already learnt. Everyone else is just taking longer to grow into who they really are as they’re too busy pretending to be who they think they should be.
So just chill out and enjoy life while the others grow up a bit.
Never be worried or ashamed of who you are. Everyone seems perfect to someone, but no-one seems perfect to everyone.
ChloeJuly 3, 2013 at 7:20 pm #37934ChloeParticipant
Follow what you want to do, go for your dreams, you may not quite get what you expected but you may end up with something even better. If you give it a go you’ll never be able to regret not trying. I’m 20 and have always been expected to be a teacher, I’ve always had people who expected me to do well at school and expected me to be able to cope on my own. Now I’m older I know that I don’t want to do that and the pressure has built up so much that I’m now depressed and can’t cope with life. I’ve had to give up uni (teacher training) and move back home and I can’t hold down a proper job.
So I’m currently the exact opposite of what eveyone expected of me because it isn’t right for me. Everyone will be fine with it, I’m not going to give them any other option, it’s my life and I’m going to make the decisions.
I’m not saying that you are in exactly the same circumstance or that the same would happen to you. But if I could change something, I would’ve given me the courage to stand up and do what I want, whether it makes my parents happy or not- it’s you that has to live with it and be happy from what you are doing not them.
Good luck and go for it!