If you don't fit the norm, don't.

The opinion of others, about whom you should be and how you should live, is useless. It's noise on your radar, and you better filter it out.

If you don't fit the norm, don't.

By Michell Léon

We all do it. Try to fit in, I mean. It's an inevitable part of being part of a society and its norms.

The problem is that sometimes we just don't fit the norm. It's not who we are, and it never will be. So what do we do?

Do we adapt to the norm, or do we create our own path regardless of the norm?

What would you do?

You can't do both

Personally, I have always tried to do both. On one hand, I have found it important to be part of the society I live in, even though I don't agree with many of its norms. On the other, I have had a need for creating my own path in life.

So how has that worked out for me?

Most of the time, not so good. Too often I have tried to ride two horses at the same time, and logically that doesn't work. At some point you have to make a choice between adapting and creating, and mine is pretty simple,