Being unconventional does not make you cool, original, or thoughtful. It doesn’t make you superior, it doesn’t make you wiser, and it doesn’t make you more special or unique than anyone else. It makes you different. But if different is what you want to be, then by all means, be it with every fiber of your being. But don’t bounce back and forth between mentalities that claim, “I don’t care what people think,” and, “I don’t understand why everyone has to judge me.”
Be part of the stream, or be the salmon swimming against it—and do it with conviction.