In fact many of the liberties we enjoy exist because we conform to the notions they represent.
|Not being the same as everybody else-that sounds rather splendid|
However the need to be the same, to be similar to everybody else can also be crushing to individuality.
From Michelangelo to Marie Curie life's true pioneers have often walked to the beat of their own drum. The buildings we love, the art that makes our heart beat too fast, the music we fall in love to, these were almost always created by people with an unconventional life view. Some of the best things in life have come from people seeing things differently, refusing to allow other peoples opinion colour their view regardless of ridicule or social stigma.
|Marie Curie-she never worried about negative blog comments or twitter swipes|
And yet I still feel there is a quiet pressure to be the same. Look the same, weigh the same, enjoy the same things. We seem to celebrate mediocrity above all else. We lavish the term "girl next door" on certain celebrities as a compliment because being ordinary is what we are encouraged to strive for. Beautiful but not threateningly so, clever but not a genius tinged with madness, talented but in a self deprecating grateful way.
|Don't tell me, or my Monkey what to do|
It probably won't surprise you to learn that I've never felt like I fitted in. I've always instinctively bucked against doing things the conventional way, have always questioned ideas and ideologies which others seem to follow quite comfortably.
When I was younger I hated this part of my nature, I longed to be like everybody else, to inhabit the world you would see on shows like "Friends" and "Cold Feet" To be shiny and successful and have huge groups of equally shiny successful mates. Yes they may be "kooky" but in a manageable sociably acceptable way.
|My milkshake brings no balanced friends to the yard|
|I'm not shiny, my lipgloss is though|
Vive Le difference
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