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Everyone wants to be extraordinary, unusually remarkable, yet most people choose to be extra ordinary because it’s easier and less risky.

There’s nothing wrong with being normal except that it’s boring. Do you like dry toast?

You have to decide. Do you want to blend in with the crowd or do you want to stand out? Your life will probably be easier if you just follow protocol. But you’ll certainly go unnoticed.

Everyone is born extraordinary. It’s the pressure of conformity, of joining a college frat or being a lawyer or a banker, that gouges out all personality.

Phonetically, “extra” ordinary sounds like extraordinary. So you might as well act like your ordinary self, which is just being you.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.