And no one pushing you to stand out.
If you add up all the books, back-benchers, bosses, teachers, parents, co-workers, employees, religious zealots, politicians, and friends who can show you how to fit in just so, it’s sort of overwhelming. It’s clear to me that we are really good at establishing and reinforcing the status quo.
Fit in too much, though, and nothing much happens. Where are the self-appointed agitators and firebrands, the people who will egg you on and push you to stand for something?
They seem to be missing.
The thing is you can fit in or stand out, but you can’t do both