I would like to think of myself as a free spirit. It wasn’t always so. In my younger days, I wanted to conform. To fit in and to please people. It was not a goal that I could achieve, because even then my inner self would rebel. So I abandoned this quest and by the time I reached my fortieth birthday, I came to the conclusion that I am a free-spirited individual. For me to be a regular, conforming person was not a doable.
So I can say that I am an eccentric! That doesn’t mean that I have twenty cats and have strange habits. It just means that I behave by my own rules. Mind you, my rules are not outside those of the society. They are perfectly reasonable rules, that I to go by. But they are not the ways of average people. I have an urge to act unconventionally, specially if I am supposed to follow the norms that are around us. If the world, or society thinks that something should be done in a certain manner, does it make the only way it should be done? No to me. I would follow my own heart and do what I think should be. So instead of being a sheep, I elect to be my own guide and follow my own piper.
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eccentric (adjective) – (of a person or their behavior) unconventional and slightly strange. Synonyms – unconventional, uncommon, irregular, odd, strange, weird.
eccentric (noun) – a person of unconventional and slightly strange views or behavior. Synonyms – oddity, character, individual, individualist, free spirit, misfit.
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