6 thoughts on “What it Means to be Divergent

  • January 15, 2015 at 10:43 am

    This is so true, and a struggle to remember that we are all divergent when you are in the moment of feeling outside. At 62 I think I can say it is with us all our lives, we just deal with it differently, accept yourself and everyone around you, or give up and hide yourself/fit in. I am much happier and forgiving of myself when I embrace my divergence! Who knew!
    Strength to all.

    • January 15, 2015 at 10:45 am

      Ahhhh….lovely! Every decade of my life gets better, a bit more eased il in theses areas-now I am looking forward to my sixties even more after reading your share! I love the insight to “accept our divergence” – a great way to help us remember. 🙂

  • January 21, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Thank you for this Shannon! You’ve expressed so well my feelings and experiences with divergence. I so agree that life does get better as I get older and accept and learn from my own divergence as well as realizing that others feel this too. Indeed it is an aspect of being human.
    Thanks for sharing your insights.

    • January 21, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      You are so welcome, Marcy! And I loved the poem you sent – a perfect addition to this topic!

  • January 4, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    You know whats crazy is that, since child hood we have always been forced and pressured into finding a career. That one career path. We were given a handful of choices, thank god i never chose only 1 thing. i believe many of us are creative beings, we have the ability to do many things, our minds have been brain washed. i believe i am also a divergent. someone who is an introvert and extrovert, i can draw, paint, write, play sports, imagine, vision, innovate, teach, etc;
    and i do not like being boxed. i have this strong urge to be and do differbnet things, i look around and just see people doing average things and it really hurts me because i know each of us has many talents and creative abilities to do more and be more. i wish freedom for all of us !! thanks shannon for sharing this with us !!!

    • January 5, 2020 at 1:23 am

      Thank you for such a heartfelt comment. I truly appreciate it. 🙏


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