Be different, stand out and shine in whatever you choose to do. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out”.
Individuality is the quality that people that makes each person unique and distinguishable from each other. It is important to remain distinct from others, even among groups of people that are classified as either the same or very similar. While individuality is a concept that many people agree with and want to ensure, the pressure from most people’s lives, including their environment and the people around them, forces individuals to lose who they truly are and morph in order to fit in. I strongly agree that individuality, while important, is difficult to keep because of outside factors, a concept that was presented by Logan Fey.
I strongly believe that individuality should be valued over conformity. Today I will tell you how precious and rare individuality is, and why we should value it over conformity.
First and foremost, being an individual is having your own values. Values make a person who they are. If everyone hold the same values then there is nothing to make them
I must say that I agree with Dr. Sponsel, “individualism as one of the dominant values in American culture is expressed in many ways” (425). If you asked most Americans what the cultural values in the U.S. are, you might get some blank stares, or a statement of some basic beliefs. The question may seem simple, but the answer is quite complex. In a society as highly diverse as the United States, individualism towers over everything else.
We must decide for ourselves whether to conform to such a social etiquette. We are taught as soon as we are old enough to grasp the idea that it is bad to be unique and to avoid being different. At some point, however, we must decide within ourselves whether to spend every day trying to be like everyone else because society says we should or living each day true to ourselves. Our strength as a person is proven through what we decide. The benefits of being true to ourselves greatly outweigh any negative aspects of choosing that path.
There is no need to try to fit in because we are all unique in our own way. The article “Isn’t Everyone a Little Bit Weird?” gives the example of the founding father Benjamin Franklin. “He created his own alphabet, dispensing with the letters c, j, q,w, x, and y, and adding others he made up to stand in for common sounds. He was said to have favored “air baths,” often writing his essays and letters while sitting in a cold room with nothing on” (Pearson Realize, paragraph 4). The point that the reading is trying to make is that even the most remarkable people do out
The values that a group has are not imposed on one group of people by another but that these values are inherent to the group of people. This community of people comes before the individual. The person does not form an identity based on individuality, but based on a shared identity that is innate to that community.
"The individual is what he is and has the significance that he has not so much in virtue of his individuality, but rather as a member of a great human society". Albert Einstein
Throughout the sixteen years that I have been alive, I have learned many lessons. One of the most important was a saying that my parents always told me, just be yourself. Although this may sound like an easy rule to follow, with the pressure of other people, and the need to fit in with a common crowd, being yourself becomes a way deeper and more difficult task. Many children, teens, and even young adults find it easier to follow along with modern trends and fall under the radar, rather than doing what the love and being noticed or possibly judged for doing so. This is where many people, in my opinion, are wrong. As said by Annie Dillard’s mother, “Torpid conformity was a kind of sin; it was stupidity itself.”
If some people are different there might be a possibility that they are viewed by others in a negative way, and they might even get rejected from different social groups, or by society entirely. There is also the chance that when people do not conform to society they might find it difficult to fit it. For example, in school, if a kid gets constantly rejected by the other students for being “different,” then they are not going to socialize with people, and in a future not being able to socialize might prevent them from getting a job for instance or simply lose opportunities because being able to communicate and interact with others is vital in a job, universities, etc. But people should not conform to society because by conforming, there comes stress. If these people conform, then they might always find themselves worrying about what others (society) think of them, and they might even stress about the fact that society does not accept them because of different likes that they might have. If conforming brings such stress to some people, then that can be not only unhealthy to these people, but it might just prohibit them from enjoying their everyday
Being unique and being yourself means that you are loyal to yourself, being loyal to yourself is always the best option in your life. Trying to fit in may seem fun at first but you slowly realize that you are not being loyal to yourself then your happiness slowly starts to fade. When I attended Sweetwater’s schools I thought I was truly happy, however, I wasn’t being loyal to myself I began to start stressing on trying to be cooler than I really was. Luckily I transferred to a new school and I thought to myself I’m going to try and be myself from here on
Individuality is very important in my society. I think this because people should be who they want to be. It shouldn’t matter what other people think about them. There are a lot of people who don’t do things because they are afraid of what people will think about them or say about them. I value individuality very highly because if everyone was the same and did the same things people would be boring, and boring to talk to. Individuality is very important in my society because then people could find common interests with each other, and make friends. If everyone was the same everyone would be friends with each other and I don’t think that would work out. I don’t think that would work out because it would be very boring. Also, it’s a good thing to have in a society because you can learn different things from other people. They can teach you knew lessons in life. Additionally, I think individuality is very important because it gives people the opportunity to do
In today's age everyone wants to stand out to prove their individuality. Even in this essay I'm writing I want to prove that I stand out compared to other applicants. But diversity is what really makes you feel different. Whether it be ethnicity, race or religion you never feel like you fit in with the majority. Even today I don't feel like I fit in with the majority of my peers due to my ethnicity and religion.
As Jarod Finz once said, “Today we’re living in an anti-Waldo world, where you don’t want to blend in and have people struggle to find you. You want your personal brand to stand out like you’re wearing a red and white sweater, and everyone else has on black.” This is very true because people now a day, feel like they need to be blend in with everyone else. However this shouldn’t be the case. Standing out opens up a world of opportunity and diversity. Diversity is the mix of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. I believe it is better to stand out than blend in for many different reasons. Being different opens you up to many different opportunities. It also gives you