Being different means:
Not being afraid to challenge the norm, being willing to take a chance, asking why, making your own track, not just following the well-trodden path, charting your own course and destiny, being the person that you were meant to be.
I believe that everyone is born unique. But through the years we work very hard to be like everyone else. We conform to society’s so-called “common-sense.” Unfortunately it is just that – “common sense.” That does not mean its “good sense.
Most of us spend have spent anything from 15 to 20 years getting an education so that we can get the jobs we so badly want. Doesn’t it strike you as irresponsible that one can spend so much time getting an education and yet so many people don’t make any deliberate effort to develop their greatest asset – themselves! Most people think once they have a qualification that’s it. They have arrived. Is it any wonder they don’t grow? They are stagnant. Stuck at 30 with no job and no life
Most of us won’t even read unless there’s an exam in sight. But you know what? Every day of your life is an exam. Every day you either pass or fail the test of life. The saddest part is most of people don’t realize this. If they had to be graded at the end of their lives you know what they’d get? D, D and more D’s. And yet they thought they were doing very well. They let society’s “common sense” grade them. Every day is an opportunity to grow beyond your present barriers and circumstances. Every day is a chance to become a better person. Unless one person never know how to value his/her life their life would be nothing, a man without dream is to be without purpose, to be without purpose is to be without directions. Dare to be different is to have a path to follow called dreams, and dealing to it one step at a time.
Society celebrates mediocrity so much that it does not take much to set you above the rest. Doing that one thing regularly will put you way above the rest. Read books that challenge you and that make you think. Think out of the box, or think like there is no box. If you want to change your life you have to change your state and emotion, stop the self-pity, problems are the biggest addiction in humanity, you need to break free from your problem and from all the self-pity stories and dare to be DIFFERENT. Dare to change your life. Life is too short to be a mediocre
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safer, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary” Cecil Beaton
“You can’t start the change unless dare to be different.” ― Toba Beta