“…Anyone can be NORMAL… but, it takes someone ‘special’ to be different…”

20130917_173131      NORMAL people SCARE me: From my own perspective; I’ve never considered myself to be NORMAL….eh… in the NORMAL sense of the word. Most of my friends and many acquaintances, my family, relatives, and peers…view me as being abnormal. I’m pretty sure.

      All this sets well with me. I want to be different. Anyone can be NORMAL… but, it takes someone “special” to be different. If I were to walk into a room and “no heads” turned, then I would walk out DISAPOINTED, as probably, I’m in a room with other abnormals….and “Abnormals don’t NOTICE other Abnormals.”   REMEMBER: Most “abnormals” consider themselves to be NORMAL.

      Usually, when I walk in a room, (such as a meeting or conference) it is, almost always, filled with normal’s….and then, the heads will turn. Thank you God. Normal people don’t stand out….rather, they blend. Also, abnormal people, (those who keep the masses guessing)…are in a better position to INFLUENCE, because everyone is listening to them, so as, to see what the “fool” is going to do, or say, next.

The only normal thing I want is a normal temperature. Being “abnormal” has served me well. I’ve mastered abnormality so as to use it to my advantage. I didn’t start-out, one day, thinking…gee…I want to be abnormal. Rather, the condition evolved, and seemed to fit me well.   And…. I began to thrive on the opportunities it brought me. I admit… I knew something was different about me, but didn’t identify it until sometime later.

With all of this said….I have always, and recommend to others….to always “be honest with yourself” and others; treat others… and live by…. The Golden Rule. Always leave “enough in the deal” to still make it a sweet deal for the next guy. The “other guy” should always feel like he was treated FAIRLY.   Also, NEVER buy something that you can’t afford to lose, or be willing to sell to your own Mother.

Another consideration about being “abnormal”…. There are risks involved. If the “abnormal guy” is also a “dumb-ass,” and is just wanting to SHOW-OFF… then it will “back-fire” on him. No-body likes a SMART-ASS.   If you’re going to be ABNORMAL, you BETTER, darn well… have some smarts to go along with it. Being ABNORMAL and also being…a bit dumb; is a bad combination. Abnormality accentuates the DUMBNESS.   In this case, I’m using the term Dumb; to describe someone who “just doesn’t have his ACT-TOGETHER.

Some characteristics of an “abnormal” are: It is someone who “stands-out.” He dresses a “bit-different,” yet dresses smart. He’s well groomed; extremely POLITE and RESPECTFUL; and probably a bit “POLITICALLY-IN-CORRECT.” He’s the SERIOUS type, and carries himself in a way that people will easily NOTICE him. He sometimes says things OUT-of-CHARACTER; a bit COCKY, and a “non-conformist.” He’s HONEST to a fault and sometimes “appears-brag-a-dacious;” but really is not…as he’s just stating THE FACTS as he views them. He is CONFIDENT and COMPETENT, and a bit “over-bearing.” Some may view him as having an “ego problem,” but he’s just “very candid.” Some think him RUDE; rather, he’s just “being honest.” And most “abnormals” I know… don’t give a “rip about what other people think of them.” Lastly…. They are almost always… very successful. I could go on, but you may think I was on a “ego-trip.”   But no… I’m just being HONEST, and CANDID.  ABNORMAL is MY NORMAL.

I am comfortable in who I am, because….God made me in His Image. So, if I am “abnormal,” as I suggest… then God must have intended it to be so.  I find solace in these scriptures: Ephesians 1:11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will. 2 Corinthians 4:17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.

… Blessings…cjlb…8/31/15.  

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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