Nano (ナノ) + devilishP (ダルビッシュP) – Magenta:

If you take a look around you, you will realise you’re surrounded by objects of variant colours. Some have a monochromatic (pure) colour, while some have a non-monochromatic (mixed) colour.

Monochromatic colours can be represented in a spectrum, as seen in the picture below.

light spectrum

However, some colours are not shown in the colour spectrum above, namely magenta. These are non-monochromatic colours formed from different combinations of certain monochromatic colours. In short, your eye has three types of receptor cells: red, blue and green. Thus, to give a pink colour, the red receptor is full while the blue and green receptors are partially full.

light spectrum 2

Referring to the diagram above, the colours on the edge of the curve are monochromatic colours, while non-monochromatic colours like pink and white are always at the backline, constantly being outshined by the pure colours. Also, non-monochromatic colours are not allowed a position in our commonly-used colour spectrum diagram, hence, often being left out and not given due recognition, even though they sprinkle our lives with beauty and variation.

magenta 1 magenta 2 magenta 3

In life, we sometimes feel that we can’t fit in; unable to find a place where we truly belong. Even though we are all humans, certain aspects of us are different from the norm, causing us to be alienated by everyone. As a student, I am incessantly troubled by the lack of sense of belonging, for I do not have a clique to go to canteen with, to travel back from school with. Even though I am in a school, I am isolated by an environment that claims to be inclusive and welcoming. In a sea of groups, I am usually the only island drifting along.

Sometimes, it feels as if it is compulsory to be in a group, and without one, you will be judged by society and not be recognised as a ‘correct’ human being, just like non-monochromatic colours not being included into the colour spectrum. This phenomenon has become so rooted in society, that people are trying so hard to lose their individuality, in order to blend in with everyone. In the process of blending in, we have placed an opaque dull guise over our unique beaming glow, preventing ourselves to fill the world with our bright beautiful brilliance.

As cliché as it sounds, just like there are no two snowflakes with the identical pattern, we are all unique individuals. Each of us are a combination of countless different aspects, behaviours, ideologies, that make us who we are today. Everyone are idiosyncratic (non-monochromatic colours) but have common characteristics as well (monochromatic colours). Therefore, if you can’t fit in, you must realise that it doesn’t matter at all, because everyone exists outside of the established construct of what we are supposed to be. Find pride in being who you are, because that is what makes you, you.


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