I happen to own a huge interest on people. That is why you would see me capturing human of all ages throughout my traveling days and I wish I could capture more.
There is so much to be explored about people. Most of the times, I wished I had more traveling days to spend some time living from a locals’ perspective. This is why I couchsurf, to see locals way of living and understand what is going on inside their head.
Interestingly, after my 4th visit to Japan, I still can’t let go of my curiosity towards its people.
I think the reason behind my fascination towards people was my insecurity. When I was smaller, I used to think I was the strangest person in the world. The thought came from the way I was doing things or how I didn’t fit in to any high school category. I was not the most popular in school, but I wasn’t the least popular. I was just in the middle, which could be worst than being on both extremes.
But then I thought, there are so many people in the world. There must be someone, just like me, who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. Once I grew up, things started to make sense a little. People starts to unmask and everyone is all the same beneath.
Once you arrived at this stage, people no longer scare or intimidate you. Your boss could be such a pushover, but you learn not to let it affect who you really are. You learn to be “you”, no matter how different you are. The best thing about it, you get to learn to appreciate people for who they are.
Everyone is different, which makes us all similar, in a sense. You are not as alone as you think you are. Somewhere on the other side of the globe, a boy enjoying his breakfast could be thinking about the strangest things you are thinking. Heck, I could even be thinking about the same strange.
Now, I hope that you know, I’m just as strange as you.