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Why can't I be weird

Your Question

Hey Alex. I know you recently got the question “why can’t I be normal?” But I’m asking the opposite. Why can’t I be weird? I try to be different than other girls but I cant. I always end up the same. I wear mascara, I’m obsessed with Chinese food, I like purple and blue, ect. I want to be different. I want to like have the ants of my hair blue (with temporary dye obviously) but yeah.


Hey there! Thanks for your question,

You were reading one of our questions and answers and you are saying you feel you are the opposite to the other person. You are wondering why can’t you be more weird.

Firstly, it’s totally okay to feel the way you do. Wanting to express your uniqueness and stand out is a common desire, especially during your teenage years when you’re figuring out who you are. It’s great that you’re exploring different aspects of yourself and trying to break away from the norm. Embracing your individuality is an incredible journey, and it’s important to remember that it’s not about fitting into a specific mould but about being true to yourself.

Feeling like you’re blending in despite your efforts to be different can be frustrating, but it’s essential to recognise that being “weird” or unconventional isn’t about conforming to certain stereotypes or expectations. It’s about embracing what makes you feel happy and authentic, whether that’s dying your hair blue or simply enjoying your favourite foods and colours. Your uniqueness shines through in your passions, quirks, and the way you perceive the world around you.

If you’re eager to explore more unconventional ways of expressing yourself, like dyeing your hair blue, that’s fantastic! Temporary changes like hair dye allow you to experiment and have fun without making permanent commitments. Remember, there’s no right or wrong way to be “weird.” It’s about finding what makes you feel most like yourself and embracing it fully.

Lastly, know that you’re never alone on this journey. Whether you’re in Ireland or anywhere else, there are supportive communities, friends, family, or even professionals you can turn to for guidance and encouragement. You have the power to carve out your own path and define what being “weird” means to you. You may like to read this article

If you would like to reach out and talk to us some more, our Childline Team are here to help and support you too. We do not judge, and we can explore your options with you. You can contact us any time of the day or night, the Childline Listening service never closes, we are here for you 24/7/365. Our free-phone number is 1800 66 66 66 or you can use Live Chat on our website

Stay true to yourself, keep exploring, and never hesitate to reach out for support whenever you need it.


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