I had a fun conversation with my daughter tonight. I got a free sample nail file in the mail with a pair of workout pants I ordered. She asked me how to use it so I showed her how to file her nails. She took the file back and said “well I like to do it this way” and she proceeded to file her knuckles instead of her nails.
“Oh, that’s a new way to do it!” I said.
And what surprised and impressed me was not WHAT she said next, but HOW she said it:
“Yeah, it’s kind of a different way.”
She said it with pleasure, pride, and full acceptance. She was excited to have a different way of doing things!
So I pose this question to you Real Girls:
When on earth do we learn that it’s a bad thing to be different? And what can we do to help return ourselves to that childlike joy of being original and unusual?
Please comment with your thoughts!
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