Find The Others

Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”

Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others. ~Timothy Leary



Nice. Posted on Twitter, too. “…aren’t like them… not even close.”


Such an incisive observation from Mr. Leary…and it describes my life (how my life has felt) quite perfectly.
I think this is in large part what our little corner of the world here at Thriving Now has been about…finding the others…and finding ourselves…and we’re all thankful we found you Rick… :heart:


Appreciate you, @Glenn. Part of our uniqueness can intersect with those who have resonated a message and framework, passing it down, keeping it fresh and alive…

It allows us more readily to know that our unique expressiveness is… Beautifully Wyrd :heavy_heart_exclamation:


I’ve always been attracted to the ‘Beautifully Wyrd’.


I so resonate to this @Glenn. I just went through something like this with a “friend”. Seems all we can talk about now is food, weather and apple products and I don’t mean the caramel kind. I don’t know what happened, why or what to do about it.

I’m not sure what “normal” is and I’m so glad to have this group to
“Fit in”.
Thank you.