Do you ever find yourself looking at an article telling you what clothes are trending, or what you should do on a Friday afternoon, where to find happiness, or what you should not do in March? We all read these articles about what we should and shouldn’t do; they are everywhere. Although, yes, some of those articles are informative, we don’t bother to observe the world for ourselves and do things our own way, but rather we take 15 minutes out of our day to read articles on what books to read on a rainy day, or what to do when you go out with your friends. In fact, you know what all these articles are trying to do? They are trying to help us all fit in and conform to what other people are doing. And for this reason, I believe our society today is more boring and in fact, less intelligent. We don’t even have the opportunity to make our own mistakes and find out what we truly love (even if it is different) because it’s easier to just read about it and get perfectly right the first time. “Familiarity is the social glue that bonds people together, and we deliberately seek out the similar and the recognizable in order to feel secure. If we’re doing the same as everyone else, we must be doing it right, and finding a reflection of ourselves in those around us is a form of validation.” Joanna Cannon from <a href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brainstorm/201607/we-all-want-fit-in" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Psychology Today</a>, in this quote, is actually more than right. We all want to find a sense of belonging and there nothing wrong with that, but the unfortunate part of this situation is we have different versions of ourselves and we choose not to show everyone the one true you! For some strange reason we choose the ordinary over the extraordinary. But ask yourself this: would you rather be another person “being” or be someone who does incredible things that no one else does, and be recognized and remembered for it?
TO BE CONTINUED
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