Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Do you ever find yourself bored by people?

I don't mean you all... my loyal and cool readers (honest, I think the coolies tend to have blogs these days!) I mean most other people seem to me to be so.... bland. Bland I guess is a good term for it. Don't get me wrong, I don't think I am perfect, or so witty that no-one can stop laughing the whole time they are with me, or so wise that I can solve the Middle East Peace crisis in a nano-second if I tried. I do think I am a little weird, sometimes funny and insightful and occasionally vain I have to admit. I DO have a great hair and I know it. LOL What I do is I keep looking, poking, hinting and probing to find something, some "inner funk" in others and I rarely seem to find it.

Are people just afraid to be different these days? Is their inner strange/random/goofy/funky/crazy self bottled up, waiting for someone to find the key to unlock it? Or are people really just like houses in a track home neighborhood... the same on the outside and inside? Or am I expecting too much from people? Because I want to discover some little thing that makes me sit up, take notice and admire and maybe even envy about them. I guess I want to be amazed, I want to be surprised and I want to feel perhaps, not so alone out here.

Because I know I am different... I don't worry about my butt being too big, I don't stress over a wrinkle, I don't try to pretend that I am mistake free or just not like everyone else. I don't want to be the perfect soccer mom, I don't want to do what everyone else does just to fit in. I want to revel sometimes in the absurdness of life. I want to bask in the glory of uniqueness and I want to be known as a person who lived by her own rules (and one who had too many cats..haha) and I want to meet other people, people just like me whom I can relate to, and discuss cranberry bogs and Harry Potter Quotes and the absolute beauty of Johnny Depp... and anything else that randomly comes to mind without looking and feeling like some half-baked fool. Is that aiming too high?

Thank goodness I have YOU ALL here with me! Now you all just have to move to Cali and keep me company!!!

13 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I definitely feel this way sometimes. But I am hilarious all the time. I keep a rubber chicken in my purse for just such boring occasions. ;)

Lana said...

You had me at Johnny Depp. Mmmmm. Strange. I forget what the rest of your post was about. Johnny Depp. Mmmm.

Yes. I think a lot of people are afraid to be "different". aka - themselves. I don't know why though. Maybe they are scared, or don't know how.

What the heck is a cranberry bog??

Toni said...

Girl now i know why we are such good friends. I am a different one myself, I hate those that conform it's annoying actually, be you the real you and people will love you are hate you for it but at least you aren't being faek.

Simply AnonyMom said...

I seriously get sooo bored with most of my co-workers. The 18-22 year old group really makes me want to beat my head into a wall and take a long nap.

OK not all of them but lots of them.

I too wish most people would think for themselves and not act like lemmings following eachother to their death.

I agree with your post whole heartedly.

R.L.Scovens said...

My niece and I were just talking about this less than an hour ago!!In my life I've found too many people who wear masks. It's like no one wants anyone to know the real person inside. I don't have the patience for fake people.

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

Yeah, sometimes I'm the only one who entertains myself...oh, that didn't come out right at all...

The Wife O Riley said...

I will definitely have to move to California because I can go on and on about Johnny Depp! (As you can probably tell by my Johnny Depp Mondays)

I know what you mean, I am sick to death of the "She's off her rocker" look I get on a constant basis!

Seeker said...

I am with you....look at my profile...It says I am and indi-bloody-vidual....that should tell you I feel the same as you. People are so into conforming they can't let themselves be real. Or the younger ones..who have to do everything someone else is doing. No personality and too scared to make their own indecisions or do what others only dream of. Be yourself...Let Your Soul Soar!!!! You may be different but we love you because of it

sheila said...

I am who I am. Sometimes I like me, sometimes I don't. Mostly I laugh at myself and things that happen. For some reason, living according to Murphy's Law is very humorous to me.

If people don't like me for me, than screw um. Although sometimes it does bother me slightly, but really I don't care. And I hate phoney people. And those that are liars. Yuck, why waste time on them? lol.

Johnny Depp IS very beautiful! Stunning and chisled. Sorta like 'old' George Clooney. (the younger one wasn't that spectacular, lol)

blueviolet said...

I think behind closed doors is where it gets outrageous.

Cascia said...

Everyone is unique and special. We all have different abilities, personalities and traits. Maybe you need to examine those so called "bland people" on a deeper level and find the positives in them. Everyone has good qualities no matter how much we may disagree with them. Interesting post. It really got me thinking.

Minxy Mimi said...

Thats a good way to look at it Cascia. I guess I am not really looking for "good qualities" so much as something more interesting and thought provoking. Maybe I am a snob or something.

neetzy said...

Oh I hear you girl. I'm a high school teacher. There are so many kids who are afraid to be themselves. They all wear the same brands (which look alike lol)! I find their parents are trying to help them to "fit in".

I yam what I yam and I love me. I also Love Harry (and Ron) and Johnny and most anything that is a little weird. BTW I'm a first time visitor! Fun blog.