Normal is boring

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Paddington Bear
– The Purple Cow
– An Albino Giraffe

Standing out is what it means to be remembered. To be remembered is to be unique.

Never has the conformist or the lemming lived on to make a name for themselves.

Normal is too forgettable. Life is cooler at the edges.

When you know you’re different, you’re condemned to accept it.

The internet saves your individuality. It celebrates weird and flattens the middle of the bell curve of normalcy.

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From Seth Godin’s book, We Are All Weird

Now you have no choice but to show people who you really are and what you believe in.

Your tribe awaits and it wants you to break the status quo.

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12 thoughts on “Normal is boring”

  1. […] It’s not easy being a giant, or a little person, or any anomaly for that matter. What we know today as ‘average’ goes back to Belgian astronomer/mathematician Adolphe Quetelet, who aggregated the mean chest size of five thousand Scottish soldiers. Abraham Lincoln needed a way to mass produce uniforms for the Union army. The US military would standardize both uniforms and airplanes in 1926, “the distance to the pedals and the stick, and even the shape of the flight helmets.” Thus was born human statistics and the bell curve. […]

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