What is so bad about being different? Other than the fact you risk being abandoned by your peers, nothing.
Throughout my life and many others lives as well being different has been an uphill struggle.
While others go to extremes to "belong", dressing the same, acting the same, in general being a part of the mass of humanity I refer to as the Sheep, I prefer the non-sheep approach.
Having over 40 years in the rebel business has taught me not to fall into the trap of needing group acceptance to qualify my existence. I do not need any ones approval to proceed through my life.
Quite the opposite can be said for the other 95% of the population. There from grade school on through High School, there are people who as a life goal, must be accepted by the group or they are tragically and forever scarred by the rejection.
An incredibly large amount of people long for acceptance by peers, but is that helpful for the advancement of us humans as a species? Being part of group thinkers has established rules and accepted terms to be applied to anything they do. They are like a flock of birds that all turn at the same time in flight, never varying, always together, flowing like an avian river in the sky.
The same can be said for sheep people (sheeple). there is always a leader,and that leader calls the shots, right or wrong, the sheeple are compelled to follow the leader. To me this way of thinking, submitting your independence to someone you believe is in the know somehow reduces your human individuality.
Why forfeit your independence for group think? Because it is safer to do so, the leader knows what is best, we are safe under his wing of leadership. Well to me this is the lazy way through life. Life is a challenge for all of us, those challenges, when overcome, produce rewards one of which is the ability to exist on your own, without depending on others, who incidentally might not have YOUR best interest in mind.
We must all strive to be individuals first. We must not turn our minds over to the masses.
When we can carve our own path through life we find the group think is no longer need as a crutch to our existence. We can stand on our own.
There is no time in life for insecurity, it is too short. Throw off the bonds of surrender to the group, and be forever free to think as an individual.
Dare to be different!