“I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.” – Frank Zappa
Better to be called something than nothing, and it would be best if that something was weird and not ordinary.
The problem is that we’re a little hesitant to be weird because weird means different, and different means dangerous, and dangerous means we provoke the Lizard and then hit a wall of momentum-crushing resistance.
We flee the Lizard, which is our fear of the unknown and unpredictable and uncontrollable for the safety – and fraud – of the status quo.
People notice things that are different, interesting, appealing or weird. From first-hand experience, I know that it gets a whole lot easier to get noticed by those whom you want to notice you when you stop trying to be noticed by everyone else.
Skip the masses and pay attention to the weirdos on the fringe. The masses are looking for a good price, and they don’t care about much else. The weirdos are looking for someone who is a little weird too, and see the world the way they do.
Right? I mean, in the entire Internet, here we are together in this weird little blog. Being weird together.