"Expression I" An Exploration of Weirdness

"Expression I" An Exploration of Weirdness

What is it to be weird. What is it to be someone that is eccentric? When I think about weirdness what comes to mind is its contrast to what we call normal. So first I need to know what is it to be normal? That's kind of weird. To be normal is to go along with all the social conventions and rules we have accepted written and unwritten. To set up taboos and limitations of what behavior should be encouraged and what should be ostracized. So if to be weird is a contrast of being normal then we have a clue as to what constitutes weirdness. To be weird is to choose to get go against the normal conventions of society. Weirdness is a choice the very word weird comes from "c. 1400, "having power to control fate," from wierd (n.), from Old English wyrd "fate, chance, fortune; destiny; the Fates," literally "that which comes," from Proto-Germanic *wurthiz (source also of Old Saxon wurd, Old High German wurt "fate," Old Norse urðr "fate, one of the three Norns"), from PIE *wert- "to turn, to wind," (source also of German werden, Old English weorðan "to become"), from root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend." For the sense development from "turning" to "becoming," compare phrase turn into "become."" - https://www.etymonline.com/word/weird
"Expression I" Ezekiel Schmitt 2023
It is a choice of ones destiny by expressing oneself regardless of what is predestined to us by dead people who haven't faced the world as we do now. Choosing to go against the grain is the easiest way to gain painful splinters. Not all will embrace themselves being contrasted by you for health or harm. Sometimes the fire you light will be used to light your witch-hunt.
So then why be weird? Why light a fire if it will consume you? Why defy the gravity of normality for heresy? Did you know that "heresy" originally meant choice or to choose? Why risk fire here and beyond and defy the ordination? 
Because history is made by humans being weird. All of history is a narrative of humans doing weird things and having weird ideas. Ideas that change destiny never come from forcing conformity. If you want to write a page in history you must be weird. Be a heretic and change the world. 

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