Thursday, April 24, 2014

U is for Unique

The other day, a friend remarked how I wasn’t just like the rest of the gang. “You are a little too childish, a little too outspoken, a little too messy,” she went on…“that’s not classy at all and neither attractive, you must change”

 Yeah, I’m a ‘little too’ of all of that. I like being myself, I hate pretense, and I hate people who pretend!

 I like to eat with my hands, and don’t really make a big deal if what I’m eating happens to accidentally drip down my chin, especially if I have been enjoying eating it! That doesn’t make me any less lady-like, does it?

I like to line my eyes with kohl, even if I’m home alone, I like to dress up for myself, and no one else, and wear what I like to wear, and not what people think I should be wearing! So that doesn’t make me less classy. In fact, I think, being classy is not just about the clothes, it is about the respect you have for yourself and for others.

 I’m not a rebel, I’m usually law abiding, even if I’m the only one waiting at the signal, when it is red! (That’s happened couple of times before…people breeze past even as the light has just turned from green to red, but not me!) They may think I’m weird, but I like to stand up when I hear the national anthem being played, wherever I may be at that time. Does that make me a nutcase?

I don’t wait for someone else to initiate conversation; I am at ease talking to strangers as I would be with friends…does that make me any less attractive?

I don’t think it is funny to have fun at someone else expense, and no, just because I said it in as many words, doesn’t make me childish…. In fact I never thought it was mature enough to do so anyway!

And yeah, it’s ok if they call me a unique piece, because I know I am unique! Actually we all are…! Why die copying each other when you are born unique?

Every print of thumb is unique,
And so is every snowflake,
I’d rather be myself and be proud,

Than being someone fake!


  1. being unique is good.. ordinary is so boring! evn i am dat person who stands up hearing national anthem or waits for d signal to turn green n i definitely dnt think dats bad!

  2. They say, dont change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you!! Love your spirit and really proud of you, S! :)

  3. In love with this piece, Titli :) Just as you said, we all are unique. What you are, I cannot be, then why lose life in aping someone ! I loved the imagery you gave, like eating food and not being bothered about the food dripping down the chin ; or eating with your hands, or standing up while the National Anthem is being played, or talking to strangers.
    You know, in this part of the world where I find my bread and butter, the locals don't like it when we eat our food with our hands ; I make it a point to do just that :D because, we're unique that way :D :D :D

  4. So so true... Who said you are not classy needs to go boil their head because as long as you are real, you will be happy. Keep up the soaring spirit, one that is very rare these days.

  5. Titli this a very lovely post. Why must we copy others! We should be what we are. If people think you are a snob, it is their perspective. Be what you are.

  6. Lovely post!
    Each person must do whatever (s)he is comfortable with, subject to the approval of her/his conscience.
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  7. To hell with others. Be yourself, be unique!

  8. with uniqueness comes the greatest gift to say "I don't know" with your head held high .. probably i should be writing about this topic .. u brought back me a memory of one of my winning speech in a debate competition :)

  9. so true so true.. we are all unique in our own little way .. thats why i say I AM ME :) simple

    lovely post


  10. Be yourself, be you...that's the only thing that ultimately matters. Everything else falls away sooner or later, only the authentic self carries forward. Very good post, Titli :)


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