30 Day Challenge
Day 22 — What makes you different from everyone else
All of the significant things that I can think of which make me, me, aren’t unique to me.
My family and my friend situations, and my work and my education and my abilities aren’t unique. My interests aren’t the norm, but the fact that there’s a whole subculture that embraces them makes them not-that-unique.
Now…my descriptions of myself and the ways that I perceive things that have happened to me are even less normal…but I can think of at least two people who have creatures like my Wolf living inside them. Their creatures don’t function exactly like mine does, since they don’t represent the same parts of these people as my Wolf represents…but still, I’m not the only one.
My being dead isn’t unique to me, either. I know people who have died and come back like I did, or who are dying right now and have described it to me in those words…so I’m not even the only one who feels like that has happened.
Earlier, Jester and I had a conversation that briefly touched on how people are able to shape who they are online, and they might not be who they say they are.
But so often, they are.
I mean, if you met me, you would meet a fairly average human. Depending on the situation, I might not even look remotely like a Goth. Certainly I wouldn’t look like a wolf, and I wouldn’t look like a dead person. So yes, you could argue that I lie to you…but if you read my posts, then you know quite a bit about what kind of person I think I am, and that’s pretty valuable stuff if you care about what other people are like.
I care about that a lot. And I know you all can lie or be just as selective as I can be when you write…but those of you who I’ve been reading for a while have patterns and ways of describing yourselves that tell me a lot about what you’re like, or wish you were like, and in lots of the things you all write, I see bits of myself.
I don’t think there’s anything about me that makes me different, except maybe the order in which I’ve arranged all these things that so many of us seem to have.
Day 1 — 15 interesting facts about yourself Day 2 — The meaning behind your user name Day 3 — Pictures of the 5 strangest things in your room. Day 4 — A habit that you wish you didn’t have Day 5 — A picture of somewhere you’ve been to Day 6 — Favorite super hero and why Day 7 — Make a picture of someone you love. Day 8 — Short term goals for this month and why Day 9 — Something you’re proud of from the past few days Day 10 — A picture of yourself. Day 11 — Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad Day 12 — How you found out about xanga and why you made one Day 13 — A letter to someone who has hurt you recently Day 14 — A picture of your favourite band. Day 15 — Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play Day 16 — A picture of your favourite animal. Day 17 — Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why Day 18 — Plans/dreams/goals you have Day 19 — Nicknames you have; why do you have them Day 20 — Someone you see yourself marrying/ being with in the future Day 21 — A picture of something that makes you happy Day 22 — What makes you different from everyone else