Whenever I read or hear about someone
Breaking a stereotype, I silently cheer for that person
Because I truly believe born we were not
To fit into arbitrary molds- we are capable of independent thought
Then why should we accept a herd mentality
Why should we not explore our individuality?
Why is it so easy to become a follower
Instead of trying to be the leader?
In craving acceptance from our peers
We let ourselves be overtaken by fear..
Stereotypes hurt when someone from outside
Points a finger at us, and hurts our pride
Sometimes that is the trigger than can awaken
The desire to break free from molds, that is hidden
So when someone breaks a stereotype, that is my cue
To re-examine my life, break out of a mold too
Arbitrary rules of society that are hard for me to follow
I try to disengage from, on a new path I try to go…