There’s this podcast I listen to where the interview always ask first time guests this question: “Were you a weird kid?”
After listening to this a few times it’s something I’ve started to think about, and yes. Yes I was. Not in a way that you’d necessarily see from the outside.
I was goofy, I liked to make jokes and play around. But I was also a loner. Maybe that was the product of being the youngest of five kids. Or just something built into me. But I spent a lot of time alone, making up stories, playing games.
Once I started going to school I learned I had a knack for finding the weird kids, the odd ones out. I spent as much time with them as I could. At a certain point I got good at pulling the weird out of people. I’d spend a science class with a “popular” kid in my school and by the end of the day I’d found the parts they’d kept secret, the weird bits.
I like to surround myself with weirdos. It makes things a lot more interesting.
So I guess my question for you is, were you a weird kid? If so, in what ways?