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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.