According to the Urban Dictionary, a black sheep is someone who feels left out in a family. Basically, the outcast of the family because they choose to do other things than live up to their parents’ standards. They’re the outcasts, the “weirdos”, the rebels. (I am definitely in the last category. *smirks*)
More often than not, the black sheep are looked down upon by the rest of the family simply because they don’t conform to the “that’s the way it’s always been” mindset. And you know that when you change, you grow, there’s going to be those folks who are unhappy and will take potshots at you at every opportunity.
Have you heard family members go “well…(s)he’s a __________!” when describing others?
Have you heard family members say “We’re _____, we don’t do things that way!”
Families have beliefs about their place in the world that have been passed down from generation to generation.
They’re simply limiting beliefs, and they can be overcome just as easily.
I am the black sheep of my family.
I’ve always been a little different, and in the last few years I’ve been waaaaaaaaaayyy different. I’m stubborn, determined and I don’t back down easily. So in a family like mine, I’d say its a recipe for disaster.
Yet for years, I suppressed that instinct in order to “fit in”.
Being the black sheep of your family can definitely be a good thing.
It means you’ve broken free of the “family curse” that haunts your family tree.
It means you’ve broken free of the same ineffective thinking patterns that have kept your family members from achieving the success they truly desire.
“There is a type of freedom to be had by fully accepting the flow of life and living without resistance to its highs and lows… To dissolve the structures of the conditioned mind… this is true freedom.” Keith Penn
PS: Be grateful for the people who help you go through your shit and downs in life. I am more than grateful for mine. The one or two people who actually knows me and sees through me like glass, thank you for keeping me sane. x