A happy misfit? Isn't that an oxymoron? We all think to be happy is to be accepted by our society. A person who fits in badly or a person who is poorly adapted to new situations and environments can also be happy provided he understands that happiness lies inside our hearts, not the outside world. Yes, our surroundings play a crucial role in affecting our emotional state but aren't they just a bit overrated?
The human conscience has the power to remain full of life and cheerful even in the most arduous situations. We are all misfits in some or other way, but still, we are forced to conform to the societal dogmas set by a few for almost everyone. Is it really possible for everyone to follow the path set by the society on how to live our own life? Knowing that not everyone lives the same life, not everyone shares the same background and beliefs. And if you fail to exhibit the qualities of a perfect and ideal role you are supposed to pretend to be, you are labeled a misfit.
Being a misfit is empowering because it makes you realize you uniquenesses and reminds you why it is important to set a path for yourself than to be a part of a herd because it's nobody but you who has to live your life. Social validation and acceptance might provide a brief and fleeting sense of relief but if that's the prize of painfully trying to fit in this delusional society, then is it really worth to ignore our true identity and maintain a pretentious facade? So why not be a misfit and experience the joy of being truly happy, as, in the end, we have only a few people with us left who truly values for what we really are.We don't have to listen to anyone who tries to get us to shut up or change our story. We must give voice to the story because only we know how to tell. Sometimes telling our story is the thing that saves our life. Life, as we know, is not laid out perfectly in an instruction manual, we make mistakes which is completely O.K and if we are labeled as misfits for making mistakes and learning from them, we should then strive to be the best misfits ever as no failure can ever define us and life gives us opportunities to reinvent ourselves endlessly.
The longer you go by yourself the weirder you get, and the weirder you get the longer you go by yourself - Jim Shepard