This is my response to the Dailypost challenge, Contrast. According to my dictionary, the word contrast means: The state of being strikingly different from something else in juxtaposition or close association. I have always thought of myself as different, from as far back as I can remember, which is quite far back!
Most people I know say things like, “Ooh, if only it was like the good old days, when we were young”, and I always think to myself that they were never that good. I think it’s sad too that people refer to their schooldays as the happiest days of their lives, which means that the rest of their lives (the majority of it) must have been or still is pretty bad?
I hated school, and when I left or rather got thrown out, I hated work too! It wasn’t until I was much older that I realised that I was different to most others in the sense that I obviously didn’t like the thought of being taught what someone else thought I should be taught, or being told what to do when I didn’t want to do something. Adults telling children they must not do this or must not do that instead of encouraging them to do something creative. It’s something that I have always found wrong from a very early age.
To be honest, I’m not different at all, but there’s a contrast between how I see things especially when I’m part of a large group. I don’t like following the others because that’s what ‘you do’. If we all did that, there would be one leader and billions of us following and living a sheep like existence.
One reason I have taken to blogging is the huge amount of individualism and indeed contrasting thoughts that everyone can have. I find it very refreshing that there are millions of people, all taking their time to write down their thoughts and ideas based on what they themselves think. Each blog can be a contrast to the next one, yet have the same brief. Sp, I’m not that different at all, it’s just that I have always got myself in a position that is a contrast to what I believe in the real world.
I hope I’m making sense with all of this, but basically, I think the internet and blogging in particular has allowed us the freedom to put down our thoughts as individuals and not the thoughts that they would like us to think! Ok, I’ll be quiet now, and I’ll just say thank you for reading this piece and I look forward to reading your blogs on the subject.