Saturday, April 12, 2008

Originality ?

Over at Etsy, there's a discussion in the forums on what keeps you coming back to a blog OR what turns you off from a blog. It got me thinking. As a parent, I have tried my darndest (dangdest? are these even words?) to raise my children to be individuals... to be true to themselves... to not follow the crowd just for the sake of popularity. I want them to be comfortable in their own skin, to trust their own feelings, observations and preferences. I want them to know that it isn't the person who does something big who stands out from the crowd over time, it's the person who does smaller things consistently who ultimately stands out. I never want them to feel that they have to conform just to "fit in". Yes, there are times when it's necessary to be part of the crowd but I want them to understand the difference.

You could say I am fierce in defending the right to stand out and be unique in a world of cookie-cutter thinking. What a boring world we would have if everything and everyone were the same.

Celebrate the differences !!




1337 Art said...

Your children will turn out just fine, even moreso because you are raising them to be individuals. Very nice.

I enjoy these pictured too!

And thanks for the comment on my bracelet. :) I agree, I don't have a favorite bookmark either.

marjo said...

I totally agree with this. Sometimes being different hurts, but we become a lot stronger...

And you have a great blog :)

P.S. And thanks for your nice comment!

tonya said...

I totally agree with this post. It's more fun to just be yourself than trying to follow the crowd.