Daily Prompt: Original

We’re all striving to be ourselves, an original. No one wants a copy of the same thing, we want to stand out from the crowd, be original, be extraordinary, be ourselves. There is a quote that sprang to mind as I read the prompt for today;

“If you want to be original, be yourself because no one was made the same.”

I’m not sure who said that, but they are wise words. There are no two people in this world alike, even twins have differences because we are all original. Originality can be displayed more promptly in some people than others whether, they have specific tattoos, walk like a supermodel everywhere, dye their hair bright colours weekly or just wear that bright multi-coloured dress that we all say, we wouldn’t be able to pull off. But, don’t shove the people aside who hide their originality behind the desire to fit in with the rest of the world.

So, I have curly red hair (orange if we have a particularly hot summer), tattoos and two piercings in my ears respectively but based on that photo would you say “wow she’s original” probably not, my point is, sometimes people hide their originality in an attempt to fit in. But, just because I’m not showing my originality, does not mean there is someone out there exactly like myself.

If you asked someone, stopped and asked a stranger about themselves I’m sure you’d find something you find interesting and wouldn’t associate with anyone else. Being original, is not about standing out at all, although the people that display their originality bravo! Original can be defined as “present or existing from the beginning; first or earliest”. So, from the moment of your birth you are original, you are special, you are an individual.

This prompt actually rather nicely fits with World Mental Health Day which was yesterday, daily people struggle with their self esteem, how they stick out from the rest of society. It also ties in nicely with today which is the International Day of the Girl Child, a day to promote girls, their differences, their rights and the unique challenges we face around the world. The struggle to fit in, or the struggle to be original and stand out is a problem most people face however, us girls are just much more expressive about it.

So, if you see someone and their originality is on show, commend them its a beautiful thing to be that confident within themselves. But, if you even just talk to your friends, really talk, find out why they are original and embrace them for it.

via Daily Prompt: Original



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