Throughout our lives we try to fit in, try to be like other people. We compare ourselves to those around us. We try to make sense of the world. What is right or wrong, cool or uncool, what we should or shouldn’t do is all based on what other people are doing. We base our judgement on societal norms.
We want things or do things in some way because the majority of people are doing it this way.
But are most people successful? Are the majority successful? No. Then why would you want to be like others? If you act, think, and do things like the majority of people, then you’ll end up being like the majority of people.
Challenge the status quo, challenge the norm, be different, think about the impossible. Create, act, pave a new path for yourself, and take the road less traveled.
Time and time again, you are influenced by the environment you are in and by the people around you - it is human nature to want to fit in. We forget that we don’t need to take the road that everyone else is taking. The traffic is bad where most people are, you know. Build a new road. It’s going to take awhile to pave a new path. But when the road is done and you can travel on it, others can follow you too. You will help others avoid the traffic. You will have built the world a new road.
Will you plant more trees and roses along the side of that new road? Or will you leave it behind with junk? Will you build a new community where people can build shops and houses?
That’s totally up to you.