Here’s to the 'Crazy Ones'!
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Here’s to the 'Crazy Ones'!Being different can also mean being brilliant
Crazy, or certainly different, is something I’ve been called most of my life.
During my childhood I was called ‘leper’ – a delightful reference to the very bad eczema that I had on my hands from an early age. Exceptionally quiet, I would squirrel into the background at the first opportunity.
It’s only in recent years that I’ve started to feel fine about being different. In the past, it was always something that I saw as a weakness, a strangeness perhaps – something wholly unacceptable. Yet now I am proud to be different.
Before they became the world’s wealthiest company, Apple celebrated the world of the misfits, rebels and round pegs in square holes in this video from 1997:
Intuitive-Sensitive People, like the ‘crazy ones’, are not fond of rules. They have little regard for the status quo. Quietly unassuming, they withdraw from conflict UNLESS it involves something that is important to them. They are fiercely loyal to those they love; they have a richness of life experience much of which they never speak of.
Modest and unassuming, you won’t find the Intuitive-Sensitive shouting their capabilities from the rooftops. They go about their business quietly, but inside, they reject the core of who they are.
Now though is our time. It’s time to celebrate your craziness, your difference, your intensely sensitive nature. There is mounting evidence to suggest that, as the world gets faster and faster, intuitive capabilities will be a necessary part of our everyday existence. Why? There won’t be time for a longer, logical process. People will have no choice but to refine their ability to think on their feet.
For me, when I reached about 25 years old the eczema finally cleared. I was told repeatedly as a child by doctor after doctor, “One day you’ll grow out of it.” Perhaps I did, or perhaps it was me beginning to accept my difference that finally set me free…
Editor's Note: Highly Intuitive People by Heidi Sawyer is out now and published by Hay House. Read more about the advantages of being intuitive-sensitive in this article by Heidi: Are You Highly Intuitive? Then You Might Be a Secret Leader...