I like to do art related stuff [like] music, [and] I like to take photos. Lately it’s become a big thing, when I’m in the car with my mom or I’m just going around and I see all these pretty things I can take pictures of, it drives me insane because I really just want to stop and take a picture of it. I like filming YouTube videos, even though some people make fun of me for that, but it’s fine because I don’t care what other people think of me, I’m just going to be my own person, and if I look stupid, then I look stupid. If I don’t look stupid, then I don’t look stupid, and it’s fine. It’s about what I think and what I enjoy doing, it’s not what others think of me that matters. You feel like you should try to change, but you really shouldn’t, that’s what makes you different from other people. I don’t remember where I heard or saw the quote from, but I saw a quote one day that said, ‘They all laugh at me because I’m different, but I laugh at them because they’re all the same.’ I’ve gone by that motto for most of my life. I just feel like that you should be the difference, and not follow the trends or what other people are doing, you should just be your own person and not care about what other people say.
–by P.J. Riddell