Being Different makes you Special
Maybe you’ve felt different for your whole life, or maybe it’s something that you’ve just started feeling recently. Regardless of how long it’s been, it can be difficult at times to deal with being different.
It’s easy to blame our problems on our differences. But don’t let that get you down. In fact, there are many great things about being different if you just look closely. So, here’s a list of 25 reasons for you to be thankful for your differences!
25 Reasons To Celebrate Being Different
1. Great Role Models
2. Possessing Courage To Carve Your Own Path
3. A New Way Of Thinking
4. Being True To Yourself
The independence that being different brings also encourages us to stay true to who we actually are. Find your passions and interests and embrace them, stop trying to hide who you are! If you’re trying hard to fit in but find it forced, then it’s time you start believing in yourself. Being true to yourself is essential for happiness and fulfillment in life.
5. Meeting Interesting People
6. Tolerating Differences in others
7. Inspiring Other People
8. Your Unique Gifts
9. Learning Perseverance
10. Wonderful Opportunities In The Future
11. Standing Out
Sometimes we’d rather not be noticed for being different, but standing out makes you memorable. You make an impression on others, so make it count. Show off your best side and don’t be embarrassed. Self-confidence is sexy, so believe in yourself and embrace your difference.
12. Pushing the Envelope
Pushing boundaries is necessary for change and adaptation. However, to do this you need to have a bit of courage, some motivation, and a reason for doing it. That means if you’re fine with how things are, you’re not one leading the charge. Being different sets you apart so you’re more likely to act when something needs to change.
13. Being A Teacher For Others
14. Spicing Up The World
Imagine eating oatmeal for the rest of your life. Or what if could only wear a white t-shirt and blue jeans. Think about how dull our lives would be. You’re making the world a more interesting place by virtue of just being yourself! So thank you for being different and adding your own special variety to the world.
15. Fulfilling A Need No One Else Can Fill
16. Bring A Different Perspective To The Table
17. You're Not Restricted By The Status Quo
18. Enjoying Your Own Company
If you feel that a lot of time others just don’t get you, then luckily the person who gets you most is always with you. Being different can cause people to spend time doing their own thing. This translates into you really getting to know yourself. Even extroverts need to spend quality time with alone to discover themselves. This brings clarity to your life which is necessary to figure out what you want to do and how to get there. So take some time alone and enjoy your wonderful personality. (BTW, It’s okay to laugh at your own jokes!)
19. Innovative Ideas
Diversity of thought leads to innovation. Innovation brings change. And change isn’t always easy, and there’s usually a lot of resistance. We need many people with different ideas so that we can have a better future. But innovative thinking isn’t possible unless you’re willing and able to try something different.
20. Contributing To A Fascinating World
21. There's a 'you' shaped place in the world
22. Connecting Thoughts And Experiences No One Else Can See
23. Changing Social Norms
24. We Need All The Colors To Make A Rainbow
25. You’re The Only One Who Can Be You!
Arguably the best reason to celebrate: you’re the only you in this entire world! There are around 7.8 billion people, and out of all of them, you’re unique. That’s a pretty astounding number to grasp. For instance, if you decided to count out loud to 7.8 billion, it would take roughly 741.78 years to do it. So while you’re lucky to meet people who are similar to you, keep in mind that no one out there can take your place.