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(#165) Alex: Advice on being confidently weird

Q: I made up a great character for a Make-Your-Own-Superhero party a few weeks ago and had the best time. I like my costume so much that I want to wear it around the house sometimes, but I’m worried that my stepbrother will tease me. What should I do?

A: Start wearing your costume behind closed doors while you build your confidence. When you feel like you own it, you can start wearing your costume around the house without caring what other people say.

While you’re building your confidence behind closed doors, it probably wouldn’t hurt to build some muscles, too. Get some free weights or something.

Q: Why are you weird?

A: Someone once told me, “Everyone is weird, but everyone else’s weirdness seems strange.”

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| Posted by TSB | Week of 01/28/08 | Permalink |


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