You do you

A person can still retain their individuality within a group. If there are only two parties, two teams, etc., you have to choose the one that comes closest to your beliefs. Choosing sides does not necessitate absolute obedience, nor concede your uniqueness. When it comes to conformity, there will always be different levels of intensity. […]

Thinking hard about culture

Culture is a broad term used to describe the habits and practices of society. Cultures differ because people differ–in looks, tastes, and religion–and when there’s a hodgepodge of cultures, they mix to create something novel, i.e. America, which then becomes its own cultural pillar. As broad as culture is, in say music with its infinite number of […]

There is little reward for conformity

Conformity is a personal crisis. You’re not going to die, but you’re certainly not going to stand out. Uniqueness is the seed of self-expression. Taylor Swift started writing music because her school made her feel like an outcast. But rejection is the cue, a signal to create your own style. Almost always, the creative dedicated minority […]

Scary to be ordinary

Show your quirks Embrace individuality Practice creativity It’s not you’re fault you are who you are and everybody else feigns to be the same. But being different has its own costs: loneliness, misinterpretation, and ridicule. You can’t be like other people because you’re too damn honest. The easiest people to please will always be others. […]

People on the move

Following others is risky. Just yesterday I saw a man nearly get hit because he decided to follow the woman in front of him who was dashing across the street. At the next light, I saw the same situation, except this time the person following had their head down looking at their phone. Following others […]