As an outsider, you learn that life is about discovering yourself. It turns out to be an art to accept yourself, including all your strengths and weaknesses. Yet in the end, you realize that you are the way you are and that your attempts to be like others don’t make sense. That is why you incessantly look for those ideal circumstances in which ALL your qualities can be used and appreciated, even the weak ones, because that’s how you grow.
During your travels, you will learn that ‘normal’ or ‘average’ is a flexible term and that the world is much bigger than most people know. You will discover other ‘outsiders’ just like you, all of whom have a special talent. Sometimes they are bullied for it, some are even prosecuted because of who they are and what they stand for. Others have learned to use their talent for the greater good and are therefore appreciated. You will recognize injustice everywhere and that will unleash a force in you that allows you to break any barrier.
When you hatch the idea of helping charities, for many years you will not be taken seriously because you are so young and inexperienced. Hold on, however, because at some point – as soon as you start getting a lot of publicity – you will find that the ‘girl next door’ image actually comes in handy. Now people suddenly call you ‘accessible, spontaneous, and approachable’, instead of naive! When you start working as a freelancer for large companies and you unleash your enthusiasm and decisiveness on your temporary colleagues, they will sometimes label you as ‘pushy’. Later, when you use exactly the same qualities for charity, you suddenly become a ‘go-getter’! You continue to be amazed at the way many people cannot think outside of the box.