We just adopted our third pound dog. That makes us kind of weird because few people would consider having three dogs. But we got our new dog from a woman who, out of humanitarian reasons (if we are to believe her), rescues and fosters dogs and who, at any one time, has up to 14 dogs in her home. So she keeps us looking pretty normal. But at least she doesn’t collect garbage and antiques in her front yard — now that is weird.
So what do you think? As this graph shows, I decided to classify Weirdness as having two components:
- Do-s: “Abnormal Things Done”. These are weird because they are not what most people would consider normal to do.
- Don’t-s: “Normal Things NOT Done”. These are weird simply because most people do these things and NOT doing them is considered weird.
So let me give you an example of my weird traits.
Sabio’s Weirdness Class: “mildy bizaare”
- Don’ts: don’t like French, don’t like golden retrievers, don’t like to watch sports, don’t buy cable TV
- Dos: raise chickens, have 3 dogs, write a religion blog, meditate
Remember, in my head I am differentiating between idiosyncrasies and weirdities. Like, I touch my nose a lot when I talk –> that is more of an idiosyncrasy than a weirdity. I know idiosyncrasies and weirdities are not clear to separate but just ask yourself, “Would others think that is weird or just my idiosyncrasy?” And remember, this is a playful post. I am not playing psychologist or sociologist here!
Question to readers: Tell us what weird traits you have.
PS: Commenting on this blog already makes you weird and you share that with others here — so no need to put it on your list! 😀