Oh, this yearning to be white, this yearning to have straight hair, this lifelong striving to be different from the way one is created this great difficulty in accepting oneself, I knew it and saw only my own longing from outside, saw the absurdity of our yearning to be different from what we are…
It’s very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.
I turn back to the Archers, who don’t look like the same species as us. Do they even sweat, these people?
Everybody thinks it’s going to be different for them, Janice said. The dinosaurs thought so too.
When I was going on one day in the car about not having any close friends – using my favourite metaphor: the cage of glass between me and the rest of the world – she just laughed. ‘You like it,’ she said. ‘You say you’re isolated, boyo, but you really think you’re different.
The problem is normal was’nt in my DNA. I was destined to be forever freakish.
I would prove to you that being different isn’t a death sentence but a call to arms.
It’s important to understand that at every point of opposition to who we are or to what God has called us to do, we are presented with the options of either conforming and giving in, or standing our ground and becoming stronger in who God has made us to be
I’m not for you,
You’re not just different, you’re exceptional. And I think it’s time that I make you feel that way, too.