Being yourself is different

Usually when we're getting close to something good our self-consciousness points its finger at our most glaring insecurities and convinces us that we should shrink away and not take the plunge.

Is your hesitancy to take risk well founded? Or are you only afraid to be seen as different? It's better to be scorned for your strangeness, than be idolized for your interchangeability.

Too often we choose to worship at the altar of uniformity in a society that demands we subject our uniqueness to its sameness. How boring!

To lie down in this battle or walk away from being yourself because you’d stick out and be noticed is not only to lose the battle but to lose yourself.

In an attempt to feel alive, we join the uniform masses, imitating each other and in the process we give up our own lives.

Fight these inner restrictive demons and allow yourself to be different and interesting. Getting a tattoo isn't interesting, everyone has one. Wearing a new hairstyle isn't interesting, it's cheap. Being yourself is different. Be yourself.

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
— Steve Jobs