What does it mean to be weird? Is that the pejorative term conformists call the non-conformists and outliers? Is it not the outcasts who dare to think unconventionally that end up forging progress that benefits the whole of humanity?
Growth requires exposing oneself to risk and vulnerability. Those secure in their comfort will not know the meaning of boundless soaring. The limitations of the human imagination must always be pushed to the limit.
It requires no courage to submit to the established norms of the society in which one lives. This is exactly what cripples progress. Take the risk! Venture into uncharted lands! Disregard the irritating criticisms of trembling sycophants.
True strength is in recognizing the fearful uncertain future and proudly proclaiming “I will proceed evermore boldly nevertheless!” This is a sign of profound spiritual strength.
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs