Don’t think that “nobody” is a negative. It’s actually a form of empowerment.
I got the idea for this blog and its associated articles from the idea that we often look to others as experts…somebodies…even when it comes to our own lives. In fact, it sometimes gets to the point where some feel they have no value. I decided to take the term “nobody” and turn it on its ear. In other words, how we are often perceived is not always how we are.
“Nobody” is meant to convey the idea that we are all worthy and that we all have something to say, even though we may not be celebrities, politicians, or pundits. In fact, being “nobody in particular” is quite powerful — we buy the tickets, test the products, wear the shoes, buy the books, and see the movies. In fact, if it weren’t for us, there would be no meaningful society of which to speak!
Even if we don’t have 5,456,289 Twitter followers, the power to turn the tide in an instant, or the paneled sanction to appear on American Idol or America’s Got Talent, our lives have meaning too. Just because we can walk through malls without being harangued by paparazzi, doesn’t mean we’re not interesting people with unique talents and views. Just because the world doesn’t necessarily put a lot of stock in what unknown individuals say, it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be said.
Stand up for who you are. Stand up for what you believe. Stand up for others who deserve a chance.
They think you’re a nobody? Well, I say you’re somebody special.