If people want to be different and unique, why do they try so hard to follow the latest trends or emulate the latest pop idol? How do you find your own voice, yet harmonize with the crowd?
We want to stand on our own, yet being different often gets you isolated. Unless, of course, you’re at the forefront of the latest trend, in which case others begin to replicate the trend with you until everyone is so “cutting edge” they’re dull.
Going in with the latest trends can be fun, so long as it is just that–fun. Ask yourself, is what you wear and own and do what genuinely reflects and enhances who you are? Or are you only worried about fitting in and surviving the judgment of others?
FYI: Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was one of the greatest playwrights of the Victorian Era responsible for some of London’s most popular plays, including The Importance of Being Ernest, and wrote The Picture of Dorian Grey, his only novel, published in 1891. He used humor to highlight the countless ways we humans twist and distort who we are in trying to manipulate our relationships with others.