January 10th Peculiar People Day

Odd people are interesting. There is a difference in being odd and being dangerous, although they do often lead to the same results, but not always.  There are people out there that dance to their own tune and there is nothing wrong with that.

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As long as they do not harm anyone, including themselves, they do seem to entertain us in their own way. There are numerous people who like to keep snakes as pets. I think that is very odd but then they probably find things I do as being very odd as well. There is a certain pride in the fact that we are different from someone else.  If everyone was the same it would get very boring.

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I am relatively sure you know someone you find “peculiar”.  The actual definition of peculiar is “Odd, strange. Unusual.” At some point, that definition fits all of us. Sometimes it’s a constant condition, sometimes it’s only occasional, either way it still qualifies.Do you like to dress up on Halloween even though you are an adult? Some find that very odd. Do you like to jump out of an airplane? Some find that ridiculously odd. Some like mayonnaise on their french fries, others cannot understand why.

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In fact, that’s what makes the world go round and as long as they do not force others to get involved with them, it’s also okay. I like Ranch dressing on my hamburgers. People use to look at me like I was insane but those same people eventually tried it themselves and now they like Ranch dressing on their hamburgers as well. Guess that makes they just as strange as me. In truth, many things we do today were once considered strange by some one, some where. Now they are normal, by example… tomatoes were once believed to be poisonous but then some brave soul tasted them and found they were not. They were considered strange because they tried them, today we eat them nearly as fast as they can be grown.

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And in some cases, being odd can really be useful. Like the man above can also serve as his own kitchen draw, saving that space for other items.

How to celebrate – Find your own peculiar outlet. See how many people you would consider peculiar around you in a single day. Start your own peculiar club, find others who would like to join you in your own unusual talent or hobby.