You know in books or movies where there are two best friends? And one or both of them has some completely compelling, unique quality that in some eyes makes them a freak, but in the eyes of their friends makes them…them? Well today I realized that even though the best friends are different (maybe one is really sporty, the other is into wacky clothes, or movies or something) and they are still friends. I was looking around the hallways at school today and I realized that every friend group is just a little cluster of clones. Every girl talks the same, dresses the same and acts the same. They have the same interests and only do certain things because it has been deemed “cool” by the others. In books, the girls are different and that is what makes them like each other. They can do, say and think differently without needing constant validation by their peers. When I come and think about it, maybe people will like you if you are just like them, but they will really be interested in and admire you if you are different. So long as you like what you do, and rock it with confidence, people will look up to you and admire you. All this AND you can still be great friends with your besties, they may even like you better for it.
I know now that this sounds kinda like a really cheesy Pinterest quote, but I can’t help it. I’m a walking self help book! But it is actually pretty true. I’d like to not make choices based upon the general population of my school, and rather on what I like and what makes me happy. This could be really hard, but it will probably benefit me in ways I don’t even know yet.
Have any of you ever though the same thing? I’d love to know you thoughts!