Friday, February 12, 2016
You Are Normal
I love this talk. Not because it's new or groundbreaking ideas; I've heard all this before.
Rather, I love it because I wish I'd learned it earlier.
These are hard truths that I had to come by on my own. Over years of my life.
Years wasted thinking there were so many things wrong with me.
Years thinking that I was fundamentally flawed.
I love this talk not because it could teach me that I am worthy, am normal, but because it has the potential to teach others that.
Hopefully, sooner than it took me to figure that out.
Because we waste so much time as a culture, as a people, as a species, worrying about how things should be, how we should be.
What a waste.
It took me so long--and is still something I have to remind myself sometimes--to learn that, if it's not harming anyone, it's fine.