“They laugh at me because I'm different;
I laugh at them because they're all the same.”
-- Kurt Cobain
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“Don't dare to be different, dare to be yourself --
if that doesn't make you different then something is wrong.”
-- Laura Baker
"What you're doing by being yourself is you're keeping it real,
and you're being really brave.”
-- Adam Lambert
It's also Bastille Day, the French National Day of independence.
So, Vive la France!
I like it that I was born on a day of uprising and rebellion, even though I'm not much of a protester or a demonstrator.
I'm not planning to storm any fortresses any time soon.
I probably won't break down many doors in my lifetime.
It's unlikely that I'll ever free anybody from any kind of oppression.
I'm a quieter kind of rebel.
Mostly I'm just hoping to someday break down my own walls.
Mostly I'm just trying to free myself.
If, while doing that, I can help somebody else feel a little bit freer, that's just a bonus.
It's the icing on the face.