What's the fun in being normal? This is the holiday that celebrates the people who aren't afraid to go against the status quo. Peculiar people may seem strange to the people around them, but these are the people who really make a difference and change the world. On this day, celebrate the things that make you different by embracing your true self.
Share on your social media some of the niche hobbies you enjoy, you might find someone who feels similarly
Join a club, or go to that dance studio you’ve always wanted to try, but were too scared to
Thank those in your life who have encouraged you to forge your own path
Register for a cosplay or unique convention
Write a journal entry about all the ‘peculiar’ things you’re thankful for
Shamelessly eat the food combination you love that others can’t stand
Peculiar as Inspiration
Change is inevitable, and progress is born from change. Breaking barriers is often frowned upon, but those who do so make incredible strides in the world. There are many quotes encouraging us to embrace ourselves and not trying to live how others expect us to. For example: “What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it’s not. And a lot of the time, it’s what makes you great.” —Emma Stone
Perhaps one of the greatest encouragements to stop pleasing others is Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s video from 2019: “how craving attention makes you less creative”.
For anyone who feels like they swim upstream, don’t follow trends, or have never felt like they belong - this holiday is for you. Not that you shouldn’t celebrate yourself throughout the year, but today is about connecting with others who feel similarly. Regardless, appreciate your differences on January 10th!