I’ve been considering converting to a different religion for several years now, but there’s a nagging voice in the back of my head, saying I’m thinking about it for the wrong reasons…
I’ve been involved in various subcultures throughout my life. Often times I’m “different” because what I want and the non-traditional are both in line with one another. In the past, though, I’ve embraced certain things for the sake of just being different. It makes sense — the status quo rejects me as a queer woman, so I want nothing to do with it.
But in my quest to be authentic to myself, I have to wonder — whether it’s something as major as changing faiths, or something as minor as choosing a hairstyle — how do you know when you’re being different for the sake of being a “special snowflake” and how do you know when you’re just being you? And more importantly, does it matter? -Aurora
Any other rebels and offbeatniks out there wonder how to really know if and when you’re being different just for the sake of being different?