Just today, there was an interesting post over at Your Rainforest Mind that really reminded me of my childhood and, really, most of my life. I was pretty much a loner for most of my youth, barring a few kids that I played with. Most of my peers just thought I was weird and didn’t want much to do with me. I was unusually good at answering questions in class, even though my grades didn’t reflect it (I was bored!). I was (and am) more of a deep thinker than many of my peers, and my sense of humor is, frankly, often too subtle for most of the people around me.
I am one of the lucky ones, though! I have been able to attract or otherwise surround myself with people who appreciate my off-beat humor, and my lovely partner in crime actually likes the way I think and see the world. Sure, we often go opposite directions to get to a solution, but we usually come to the same ideological place, just via different routes. We’re kind of funny that way.
I don’t have much to add to the original post, but I appreciate that I’m not unique in my experience. Us weirdos gotta stick together.