Oz Outliers

People become outliers for many reasons
Some are marginalised through no fault of their own
due to physical or mental challenges, colour or creed
for society in general discriminates against minorities

But some, like me, step away from the mainstream
refusing to participate in consumerism
daring to make choices that single us out,
our society is threatened by such brave diversity

They prefer people adhere to their expectations,
struggle with those not complying with their ‘norm’
they can’t comprehend that we have no need to conform
Stigma aside we all need to embrace outliers with kindness

This is an news article about a First Australian teen from Kakadu National Park furthering his education at a Melbourne boarding school, where he is an outlier.  Well worth viewing for the dramatic pictures of tropical lushness in northern Australia.

Daily Prompt:  Outlier

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