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I am a people-pleaser. I desperately want to fit in with people around me.
I want them to feel comfortable with me around.
I hate the idea that someone would need to be careful what they say, or be embarrassed by their house, or worry about what to serve or eat if we are around.
Deep down I want to just be normal, to blend into the crowd, and not cause any waves.
But the way I am choosing to live doesn’t mesh with this part of my personality. I don’t like the ‘normal’ choices most of society makes. Though I see these differences as minor (yet important), these choices often make me feel very weird and different.
I believe in these differences and in the difference they have made in my life. I don’t want to diminish my differences because I do value them. I want to live and communicate these differences boldly without offending others or being seen as pushy.