Boy, do I hate this day! I use to work with the school system and whenever this day came around it was horrible. Beside the underwear being worn on the outside, which was gross, no meant yes and stop meant walk. It led to all sorts of issues meant to be funny, but didn’t end up that way.
How to celebrate – Do everything opposite if the way you would normally do them today. Have supper for breakfast. Forget today and get on with your life.
Would you rather be like everyone else in the world or would you rather be considered… peculiar? Most of us think of peculiar as being bad but it doesn’t have to be. It can also mean someone who is just out of step with the rest of the world and sometimes that can actually be good. Would you call Albert Einstein peculiar? How about Martin Luther King? Jesus? Mohamed? Buddha? Accept your own, and others, uniqueness as a good thing with possibilities instead of something bad and limiting. After all, those who are the most peculiar are generally the most interesting as well.
How to celebrate – Learn what makes you peculiar to others. Celebrate your oddities. Live and let live.
Peculiar People make our days interesting. Who know, maybe someone even considers us peculiar. Peculiar people are the kind of people that books are written about, movies are made of and help make the world go round. Some peculiar people are bad, some are good but most are just like you and me, and I guess I am proud of being peculiar. If you think of what peculiar actually means, I think most of us want to be, and are, peculiar. After-all, what good is it if we are exactly the same? So take pride in who you are, what you do or how you think, even if its different than everybody else. So long as you do not force your ways on others it will make their lives better too.
How to celebrate – Enjoy being different. Respect others. Make a list of what you think makes you different than everyone else.
Nov. 20th Absurdity Day
Can you imagine a world where ever T was crossed and every I was doted? Where everyone wore the same clothes, spoke the same language, and ate the same foods? To me, that would be absurd. What do you consider absurd? Is it some one who dresses in strange clothes or wears their hair in different colors. I admit that is not my cup of tea either. But, they, just as I, have the right to think the way they want, dress the way they want, and to do the unexpected from time to time. Without these absurdities we would all be the same. I don’t always like them, sometimes I totally disagree with them, but we have the right to be as absurd as we want to be… when I don’t like it, I’ll just look the other way.
How to celebrate – Live and let live. Try something you’ve never done before. Make a list of things you think others might find absurd about you.
Do you know any peculiar people? Are you peculiar yourself? Some of us are and we are proud of it! I mean, what is good about living a life where you look like and act like everyone else? That’s boring. And since there are apparently so many of us it is only fitting that we have a day of our own to celebrate our… differences!
Some people use disguises, the old watermelon on the head trick is one way to show your difference. And it is fairly practical, you have a snack to munch on during the day and you are recycling at the same time.
Others strive to be like historical people who were odd. In fact, most of the people who stood out in history were… peculiar. To say Einstein, Caesar and the Ringling Brothers were not odd is to not give them credit for what they accomplished!
Some show their oddness by what they do or what hobbies they have. Collecting snails might qualify… or maybe, dancing on popcorn… or maybe, giving singing lessons to monks! Whatever it is that makes you different than everyone else be proud of it!
Just don’t take it too far. Be un-ordinary, extraordinary, unusual, strange, odd, uncommon, intriguing, different, abnormal or quirky. Just don’t step on anybody else’s chance to be themselves.
How to celebrate – Find some way to show how unique you truly are. Pick up a new hobby. Be proud of who you are.