If you had two choices on how you mature into society, and you are only allowed to choose on one side of the spectrum or the other which one would you choose out of the following:
Strive to be like everyone else (the majority of society) allowing yourself to easily fit into the place of society while not breaking any social barriers, or strive to be unlike everyone else risking society rejection, although, allowing yourself a chance to achieve more individuality, as well as, possibly fitting into society very well but in just a different manner than everyone else does?
Under those terms this may seem to be too broad of question, but I think most could basically come up with an answer. Option one lets you easily be a sociable person, however, you are rather similar to typical society. Whereas, option two risks you becoming a social freak, although, you have a chance to have a much more beneficial place in society.
**I'm not even sure if using the term is proper for thsi question, but as of now, I can only come up with this word to help describe the question in as much detail as possible
Again, you can only be on one end of the spectrum or the other, because replying with the answer of both (unless you have a very good explanation along with that answer) would be nothing more than lame. Also, try not to play so much into specific words in this post, because I tried to find the best fitting words I could think of as possible.
My answer to the question would be that I would much rather have to strive to be unlike everyone rather than strive to be like everyone else. If I were to have to be like every other person that would bore me, because I like to be able to have something that is apart of me that seperates me from everyone else. Not that I wish to be completely different, I like to have defining differences from most everyone else. Even if I had to be completely different that would be far better than being too absurdly similar.
Hopefully this thread doesn't turn out to be too cliche...