Being weird is less about trying to “stand out.” It’s more about accepting who we really are, and spending more time and energy around the people that actually accept or admire us for who that is. We’ll never find those people if we keep worrying about what others think.
Years ago, I started to get out of my comfort zone in little ways. Doing things that made me weird and feel uncomfortable. But oh-so-liberating. Even some mundane or unassuming things were ways for me to get out of my comfort zone.
It’s extremely hard to bridge the gap between all these different personas; And then there’s “Aeua,” one of the most influential characters I’ve ever written. Aeua felt like my opposite.
Venture 15 and creating a manifesto has allowed me to EXPERIENCE much more out of life in far less time than ever before.