"Is it natural to be happily different to everyone else?"

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Last Updated: 05/07/2018 at 10:26am
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VinylFly
July 29th, 2016 5:43am
Diversity is the spice of life! We are all unique in our own ways. It's a good thing to be appreciative of your differences and even better that it is a source of happiness for you.
TheresAPlaceForUs
March 31st, 2015 5:28am
Well, everyone is different truly. Many just are better at conforming. And I think anyone who knows them-self and accepts who they are can be happy. Often to truly know oneself, you have to accept that you're entirely unique.
LilyFlowers
April 21st, 2015 7:36am
Like you are content with your life and other peoples business not bother you? Sure that's natural. It's very positive. People getting us down is the unnatural thing.
Anonymous
May 25th, 2015 10:49am
Yes,it is.I would class myself as being different from the usual flock of white sheep and I'm pleased for it.I have 2 conditions.One which is embarrassing and the other which is classed by others as 'Freaky'.I'm overweight and the Goth way chose me 8 years ago.Though I don't like having one condition,I embrace both.Hug your own individuality,it's what makes you who you are,you don't come from the same cookie mold,you're freestyle! :D
Anonymous
May 31st, 2015 8:43pm
I believe being different is a beautiful thing, it makes you who you are and places you apart others
Jacky
June 23rd, 2015 3:37pm
Happiness is by-product of living a rich, full and meaningful life. Life that is living out of your own personal values are the key for achieving such a life. Look into your values: is it Accepting, Loving,... or Respect, Justice, Supportive,... or Responsible, Industry... look into your personal values, get an assessment. Values are compasses in your lives, that pointing to your goals you want to achieve. Happiness is absolutely different to everyone, depends on if you are living out your values.
Xuan
July 28th, 2015 8:57am
I don't know if this is natural, but it's great! It's good to appreciate our differences. Life would be boring if we were all the same. If being different means being yourself and be happy, then please be! It's what's important.
Greatlistener87
November 9th, 2015 7:05am
Yes it is, if everyone was the same life will be so boring. Its the variety of people that makes life and the world interesting and worth exploring :)
Anonymous
June 6th, 2016 8:26am
For me it is, It meant that you embrace who you are. you know your capabilities, your limits and your life goals. Sure affirmation from others feels good but to affirm yourself that you are ( I wont say different) unique from others means embracing your identity.
CoachCicely39
November 21st, 2017 12:30pm
I think so. I feel that there is greatness and uniqueness in everyone. It is when we try to be like someone else, and take away from their uniqueness, that we lose our happiness.
endearingLion70
May 7th, 2018 10:26am
We are all different but not always happy about being different. We invest a lot of energy to be what we perceive as "like everyone else," so there is nothing wrong with being happily different i.e being yourself.