Are you an average Joe? Another face in the crowd? Vanilla? Basic? Plain?
Who do you think of when you think of average?
Is it you? Surely not.
We're thrust into this world knowing we're destined for greatness. We're not like everyone else. Our peers nonchalantly walk through life making silly mistakes and they couldn't possibly do what it takes to be you. We're born with a self-righteous vindication that we're the main character of the story, the hero if you will, and everyone better damn well treat us like it.
We start life knowing we can accomplish anything but soon realize that maybe we're not the best at anything at all. There's got to be something though, right? Your sibling is the brains of the family, your friend has the better personality, and you probably see yourself as the ugliest person in your community. Heck even the neighbor next door can slurp noodles through their nose. So it begs the question, how are you supposed to be the main character in your story after all?
Many times in life we're confronted with the question of what am I doing with my life? It feels as though everyone else knows who they are, while we stand around twiddling our thumbs. The feeling of being stuck or complacent causes a state of panic for most as it gives us a feeling that we're gravitating towards something obsolete. We're tribal creatures and we must find a way to stand out and provide value amongst our peers to fit in.
The world is a tough place. We're born into the world as just another plant in an overgrown jungle full of standouts. We can't be like everyone else because there isn't space for us to thrive there. Therefore we must bend, stretch, and seek to be where nobody has ever been.
Class clown, computer nerd, nice guy, best dressed, muscle man, there is a niche for all of us. While we find our place to stand out, this also means we're surrounded by others who managed to bust through the canopy as well. In a society full of colorful individuals, it feels more like we're alone and growing in the wrong direction than doing what's right for us. It's no wonder we often find discord at the watering hole.
Life is pretty confusing sometimes, because as soon as we establish who we are and bust through the canopy, we start searching for people who went through the same suffering. Lucky for us, we're not planted in the ground. We get to bounce around the world and find where the best place for us to continue to grow is. Once every blue moon we may even run into other likeminded individuals. We often call these mythical creatures purple squirrels, unicorns, or even a needle in a haystack. This clash of mythical beings enables us to transcend the chaotic friction of the world. We're finally reassured of the direction we're heading and empowered by our new partner in crime to dive deeper into who we're meant to be. Doubts are replaced with comfort, home, and happiness when you're together.
Have you found your partner in crime? Are you surrounded by a community that makes you feel good to be yourself? Is it possible to find your community where you currently leave? We all know change is hard but why settle for good when better is possible? Go seek out your community of so called misfits, because we all deserve to feel at home.
Life novice exploring how to navigate the world. Let's discover together!