Yesterday, in church we talking about virtue and how it is diminishing. One sister spoke up and said that when she was in middle school and high school, her mother would tell her to say hi to people from school even if she didn't know them. Her mother's reason was, "You don't know her, but maybe she knows you." She didn't want to because she would feel "weird." She went on to say, that after high school she saw someone from school who she recognized, but didn't know. She said hi to her. The girls response was, "I remember you, but you never said hi to me." Now as an adult, this sister says hi to everyone. She said she is okay with being "weird." My question is, what if we could have been more sure of who we were back then. How would have school been different? Think about it, not caring what others think when you are 12 and unsure of things. Wouldn't that be great?
I mean really, what is normal anyway? And isn't more fun being "weird?"