You’re Not Weird, You’re Just A Liar


There is no such thing as normal. There is an unspoken code of conduct that we have agreed on as a society, but of course everyone has their quirks. But the word “weird” has become one of the most abused word in the English language.

Claiming to be weird is especially rampant during rush. Every house, especially the ones known for being the bitches, talks about how weird they are as a selling point to show that they have some shred of personality under their highlights and bronzer. Weird is not synonymous with approachable or fun. Interesting maybe, but that’s not always a good thing. When the sisters say that they are “all so weird together,” that means that they are able to be themselves. And that’s not weird. It’s a huge comfort to be able to have people who truly understand you, and we shouldn’t undermine it with a label like “weird.” It appeals to PNMs who feel like they won’t fit into a sorority, but “welcoming” is a much better W word to describe a chapter.

It’s even taken to Hollywood. JLaw spends an exorbitant amount of time trying to convince everyone that she is not like all the other girls, but it only makes her look just like every other pretty girl lost in the sea of pretty girls, trying to stand out. At first, it was relatable and charming. We all saw a bit of ourselves in her and we were happy to see one of our own in Hollywood. But then, it started the trend of every girl trying to out-quirk the next one. You are not “weird” if you:

• Eat food
• Love pizza
• Wear sweatpants
• Are single
• Want a boyfriend
• Don’t want a boyfriend
• Are a little clumsy
• Get nervous sometimes
• Aren’t a size 0
• Curse
• Don’t like wearing bras
• Get zits
• Wear glasses
• Have a Tumblr
• Are bitchy when you’re hungry

You are human.

Weird people do not claim to be weird. Weird people paint themselves in mustard, fuck their cars, collect creepy dolls, and are completely confident about it. They don’t need to prove their uniqueness to the masses. But when you tweet for the 14th time that day how strange you are, you’ll look desperate, not different. I understand the need to be an individual, but this is not the way to do it. If you have to keep telling someone you are something, chances are that you are not. People will love us for our quirks without us having shove it down their throats. So don’t be weird, be you.

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Ali Hin

A born and raised Jersey girl, she can always be found covered in sand and pizza sauce. Her personal brand is "that girl." She prefers wine in bottles because she thinks outside of the box. Send fan mail to [email protected] or by smoke signal.

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