Sunday, December 07, 2014

No Reward in Conformity

What is the reward for conforming?  There has to be a reward, right?  Acceptance?  Is that the reward?  Nah.  No matter how hard you try, you'll always be dissimilar enough to someone to not be accepted.  Conformity is a never-ending chase with no real reward.

None of us are normal.  There is no example of the average person, yet we all aspire to be average.  If we are too much of one thing or another, we're not going to conform.  For this reason, we tend to hide and forget the things that are interesting about ourselves. 

There isn't a real reward for conforming, because you can't achieve conformity.  It's a false hope.  It's a hope in something you probably shouldn't hope for in the first place.

Cut off the TV and ignore what everyone is blabbering about online.  Before you know it, you'll find yourself interested in things that truly inspire you.  You'll find yourself being motivated to do things you never would have given a chance when you were still caught up in the mediocre.  That in and of itself is a reward, and you might even achieve greater rewards as you excel in your interests.