Thank you. Because I was alienated for being weird, awkward, and overweight – and in all fairness, I was and still am, the first two – I had no choice but to seek solace by escaping into books, art, and my own mind. In doing so, I got to explore new and exciting worlds that I would have otherwise never known, built up the knowledge-base for pursuing my career, and developed an active imagination as a substitute for an abrasive reality. I couldn’t have asked for a better deal.
Reblog if you can relate with social oppression being a source of strength and helping you to become a better person.