My dear,

When I was growing up I never played basketball. Or soccer, or football. I read, and that was weird. I never watched dramas on tv, or sitcoms, or television altogether for that matter. I read, and that was weird.

People called me weird as I read and read. I got smarter from all that reading, and I got called even more weird. I started writing, and I forsure thought my name had changed to weird that day. Then I started making more money from something I loved than they did from something they hated, and they found me so weird they envied me and got quiet.

Weird behavior is natural in smart children, like curiosity is to a kitten.

Don’t diminish the weirdness in your children just because the majority doesn’t understand them. Let them be weird, and let them find themselves.

Teach them that everything will be alright.

Falsely yours,
Hunter Stockton Thompson