March 23, 2007


Filed under: Friends, Happy, My Life, School — happychick @ 6.38p03

I had the beauty of getting a compliment today- a real compliment- not a pathetic little comment on how great my hair looks, not an emotional bribe to give someone what they wanted, but a real, honest, heartfelt compliment (at least, I hope that’s what it was).

“Happychick, you’re so unique- you never follow anyone else’s trends, you always make your own- that’s really admirable”- okay, she didn’t ‘say admirable‘, but it was something along those lines and the rest is pretty much spot on.

You see, the thing is, I don’t know if I agree. I mean, no doubt I’d love to be “unique”, “original”, and ironically these days, everyone tries so hard to be different that we all end up the same. But really, I’m not so different to anyone else. Not in my eyes, at least.

But alas, as tends to happen, the more I think about it, the more I’m inclined to agree.

Not for a long time have I accepted that what’s there is all there is.

Not for over a year have a made a conscious effort to change for another person’s preferences.

And never again will I believe that I’m a lesser person than someone else- that I can’t be as good as anybody else.

And that is pretty admirable, isn’t it?



  1. Good for you. Not just because you got a compliment, not just because you’re achieving your wish to be individual, but also because you’re around people who can recognise that in you and value that quality.

    Comment by Mr Angry — March 23, 2007 @ 6.38p03

  2. woohohooo yeah may be you’re weird and unique!

    Comment by hellboy — March 24, 2007 @ 6.38p03

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