I was a bully magnet all through school and even at some adult workplaces. But don’t despair, Dear Reader. Throughout my childhood and into adulthood I’ve learned that the key is to find a tribe that is my kind of weird. I’ve had a few great, loyal friends and that certainty makes the bullies easier to bear. Many creative people are viewed as weird. My friends use the word quirky to describe me now. And they say it with complete acceptance, even admiration in some cases, and much love. So, if you’ve ever been labeled or bullied, here are some quotes to lift you up.
“Be Yourself, because the people who mind don’t matter. And the people that matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss.
“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself. “ Rita Mae Brown
“Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing, and work hard. The right people-the ones who really belong in your life- will come to you, and stay.“ Will Smith