Calling all Misfits

Calling all Misfits ˈmisˌfit/ a person whose behavior or attitude sets them apart from others in an uncomfortably conspicuous way Misfits are too often labeled as outcasts—people who are somehow less than others because they aren’t quite “normal” enough. But time and time again misfits prove that there’s nothing wrong with living outside the box. In fact, it’s something more of us should strive to do. Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, Coco Chanel. They were a part of this elite group. And yes, I mean elite. At one time or another, all of them were labeled as misfits and scorned for not following tradition. The thing that made these individuals exceptional was not that they followed mainstream tactics and trends. They didn’t stick to conventions and do what everyone else thought they should do. If they had, they probably wouldn’t have become such household names. They weren’t afraid to stand out. The very thing that gives misfits a bad reputation is the thing that makes them unique and admirable: they boldly march to the beat of their own drums. They aren’t afraid to go against the grain. Steve Jobs turned Apple into the powerhouse company it is today. And there’s a reason Apple products are so immensely popular. It’s not because the company created the same products every other company was making. It was because they weren’t afraid to be bold, to stand out. Steve Jobs celebrated differences and encouraged individual artistic expression. And he will be forever remembered for it. Walt Disney’s brother tried to convince him to become a vacuum salesman, a sensible job, but Walt had other plans. If he had stuck to the safety of a traditional and stable job, the world might not have Mickey Mouse, or Moana, or Disneyworld. And let me tell you, that world would be a darker place! The point is, if you have a passion, you have to pursue it. If there’s something special about you that makes you stick out, embrace it! The world doesn’t need more people who blend into the crowds. The world needs more people who aren’t afraid to stand out. Because those are the people who will inevitably leave their mark on the world. Those are the people we’ll remember. Do you want to be remembered? Do you want your chance to stand out? Quit trying to be just like everyone else. You were born for more than that. Be a misfit!

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