Friday, April 06, 2012

Let Your Freak Flag Fly

I recently read an article in SUCCESS magazine called, 'Decoding Zooey Deschanel,' and in it, the author talked about how 'The New Girl' star's natural appeal could show you a simple way to increase your own. I was intrigued, what do myself, and Zooey Deschanel have in common? (Side Note: For those of you that don't know, Zooey Deschanel is an American actress, musician and singer-songwriter. Her older sister, Emily Dechanel, is also an actress and stars in the TV series Bones).

Right now, Zooey Deschenel is the hot knife to everyone else's butter. Every man wants her and every woman wants to be her. To men, she's hot, funny, girl-next-door. To women, she's independent, smart, relatable. So what is the core of her appeal? She's unconventional - the opposite of all things logically popular - yet we are still drawn to her.

"And that's something interesting to think about. Perhaps we could all do with a little unconventionality in our delivery, our appearance our air. Maybe it's as simple as allowing that one trait you bury to breathe again. You know the one I mean. In our quest to stand out, we all try to be something a little different than what we really are, which ends up making us exactly what everyone else wants to be: unintentional clones."

What we all can learn from Zooey Deschanel is how to let our freak flags fly. Stand out, stand proud, eccentricities and all.

~ Sasha

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