I grew up a 'reject' and it's made me who I am now. I have learned to build my own perspective and research multiple viewpoints and conclude from experience what works best for me. I am reputably abnormal, but intelligent in approach. Neither optimist nor pessimist, I look at what's there and then root a bit deeper to find out what it means to ME and how it works in my sense of logic. I have personal standards and convictions and I'm not afraid to be a leader and an educator when the time calls for it and when I feel I'm adequately able to convey and demonstrate my purpose to others, while still giving them space to come to their own conclusions. My friends, family, and acquaintances would most definitely call me different. They've recently begun to decide my method as positive and for that, many come to me for a genuine and out of the box perspective. I'm a well practiced and aptly experienced solver because of my unwillingness to accept and conform unreasonably to status quo.
i always think over the situation.. ask others to help me ...see every person's answer and then analyse... and then finally do what I always wanted or what I wanted in the begining...IN SHORT.. I always listen to wht my heart says... do wht you want.. then you will always be happy whether your decision ws crrct or not..! :-)
If I love/like something or someone else tells me a bad side of it I'd see that bad side to and acknowledge their opinion but if I hate something/someone no one and nothing will ever change my way except me.
I defiantly drum to my own beat... haha, I am just honest and I feel like a lot of people lie, whether they realize it or not. I try to dig deep, so I can better understand myself, my existence and purpose in this world, etc. I piss off a lot of people because of my honestly... I love it, lol.
I do my own thing, but quite frankly it hasn't failed me yet. I get praised by kids and adults a like about how wise and smart I am, especially when it comes to common sense. So I generally trust my judgment over others.
As far as factual knowledge, I also do my own research. Rarely to I just accept what I hear, even if its from a source I trust or would like to believe. Basically I'm the type that says show me your numbers, facts, statistics, history, research, etc. if you want me to accept your point, no matter how correct and logical it sounds.
We should pay attention to other peoples opinions because good information could be contained in them but ultimately we should all make our own decisions based on the evidence and our gut feeling (intellect + intuition).
Well, that's a bit of an odd question for someone to answer about themselves. Everyone thinks they're unique, and most people think that others are the same.
I usually go my own way on gender issues, economics, and politics. I'm also a big Zeitgeist movement fan.
I "go my own way" in terms of spirituality, as least as far as the US is concerned, since I'm agnostic.
I "go my own way" when it comes to my own identity as well. I don't buy into most of that "macho" bullsh*t. It seems like some big guilt-based control scheme to keep guys acting the same so that they can send us off to die in their wars. Machismo makes killing machines and douche bags, not men.
I'm more of a goof, I suppose. I laugh a lot and appreciate all I can. No sense in denying your own potential happiness in order to appear "mature."
But I'd call myself a "conformist" when it comes to physics, chemistry, and mathematics. For obvious reasons. It all works the same way. And yes, evolution is a no-brainer.
Technically, most people get the majority of their information from someone else, whether it on TV or the internet or from friends. So to form your own logical opinions on current events, unless you are there in the moment as a primary source, you've got to rely on some media