We are all unique, yes? We are all special and different. Social media is full of special and different people. There are so many outsiders out there that they have now become the insiders. Weird is the new normal.
Often the people who make a big deal about being odd are the most normal of them all. Actual proper weird people don’t talk about how weird they are, they just are without either realising or caring. It’s like those people who claim to be mad or crazy. ‘I’m mad, me,’ they’ll say proudly ‘I just do mad stuff all the time’. Really?
People think they are special and social media enforces this. They’ll write a tweet or a blog post or a status update and people comment and react. Every little thought is put out there, for everyone to see, there are no fleeting thoughts on the internet, it’s saved forever. Anyone can go on a reality tv show and become a celebrity, social media isn’t any different. For a few minutes after we tweet/Fb/blog we are mini-celebrities. We just need to remember that there are thousands of other mini celebrities, each as insignificant as each other. Just because you can put it out there to thousands of people doesn’t mean you should.
We are all odd and it is this which makes us all the same. Maybe it’s a need to stand out in some way, to even feel superior. To convince ourselves that there is a point to all this, that we do matter. But however weird you might feel, however much of an insider, there is always someone else like you. Someone else who feels just as weird and alone, as they sit there, reading the back of shampoo bottles and making up imaginary Oscar speeches in their head