The environment that we live in intends to become a part of our mind. But there’s always a mismatch between who we know we are and what others expect us to be.
Human beings are intricate. No one individual is alike. Mimetic thinking makes us feel worse, not better in the long-run.
Conforming is like trying to stuff positive thinking down our throats — it just doesn’t work. Nor does medicating us out of our creative urges.
“It’s human nature to be weird, but also human to be lonely. This conflict between fitting in and standing out is at the core of who we are.”Seth Godin, We are all Weird (Amazon)
What does work is the freedom of expression and the celebration of uniqueness. Sure, we are binder by rules and law, but when it comes to taste, we should feel free to do whatever we want.
The internet proves that normal is boring. It is the so-called weird at the edges that are forming niches and making stuff happen.