It has been said that there are two main types of people in the modern world; the first type includes those who are the products of their own social engineering (and, of course, they probably don’t even realize it either). These are the people who follow things; such as popular clothing brands, the latest technology and popular music. However, there are many other things which could fit this list.
The other kind of people are those who live and think freely without conforming to these societal norms; instead, they think for themselves about what they want to do and believe without others telling them otherwise. These people are called free spirits. The expression free spirit has been defined as ‘an independent or uninhibited person.’ Free spirited people live their life with no restraint or boundaries of where they can go or what they can do, they follow their dreams.
Here is a short list of things that free spirits do differently than most people:
1. They don’t follow the crowd.
As previously mentioned, free spirit is defined as an uninhibited person, so with that being said those who have a free spirit don’t follow the crowd (which, of course, is obvious). Instead, they observe what’s around them and make their own decisions based on what they’ve seen and felt; not what others have told them that they need to believe or feel. These people tend to reject anything which is considered to be popular by the rest of society; meaning they often reject popular music, fashion and media. Of course, these people may be seen as ‘weird’ or ‘strange’ by others, but the same is true for the way free spirits view the rest of society.
2. They are not fearful of pursuing their own passions/dreams (even if it is far-fetched)
Free spirits have the courage and the passion to follow their dreams no matter how impossible or ‘crazy’ it may seem to those looking in on their lives. Of course, as a free spirit, you may not know what your dreams and passions really are. However, this is okay as you’re able to spend the time needed on truly finding out what they are. It doesn’t matter whether other people understand what you may be going for or how long it takes either the only important thing is that you’re not fearful to pursue it. This is what it truly means to be free and those with this mindset are the best at pursuing it.
3. They know how to live in the moment
It’s easier said than done to fully live in the moment 100% of the time and, of course, people spend a lot of time in their own head thinking about different unimportant things (we all do it, this is unavoidable). However, those with a free spirit know and understand the importance of the little things in life and realize that living in the moment is important, even if the only thing you do is notice how beautiful the weather is outside. Free spirited people know that once you stop worrying about trivial things, your reactions to daily life becomes much more authentic.
So if you believe you fit this description of free spirits, go on and embrace that uniqueness and don’t let other brain-dead consumers of mainstream media change you. When you break free from the constraints of modern society, you experience life in all its fullness how it is meant to be, embrace this.