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Weird Ideas That Worked Out Because People Are… Weird

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The New Normal

People are weird.

This is a fact of life perhaps best explained by River Phoenix’s character in the classic coming of age movie Stand by Me. When narrator Gordie asks his best friend “Am I weird?”, Phoenix responds “Yeah. But so what? Everybody’s weird?”

Unfortunately, as kids, we often tend to identify those who don’t fit in with our understanding of “normal” and may even proceed to ostracize them and make their lives that much more difficult simply for not going with the flow. The art of growing up often involves the struggle to fit in, or at least pretending to do so.

It’s not until our early adulthood that many of us come to terms with ourselves and others, realizing that people are much better off sticking to who they are and what they’re interested in. Sadly, many of us would have benefitted from being more honest with ourselves all along.

Sometimes, we have weird ideas that may not seem too popular, but if we just stick with them, we may see our idea become the new normal. Many of today’s brightest ideas and inventions seemed utterly strange and unacceptable at their inception, but luckily, people were weird (and dedicated) enough to make it work!

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Source: Wikipedia/ Reddit

They may seem normal now, but these started as weird ideas