Individuality, Be The Black Sheep From Within
Editor’s Note: This article was written by past Defiant writer, Jannat Yaqobi
The word individuality literally means the quality or character of a particular person or thing that distinguishes them from others of the same kind, especially when strongly marked. It's a very strong word that shouldn't be taken for granted.
As humans we have the natural instinct to follow the crowd, be "normal", to fit in, at times even be like the mindless sheep. It's take courage to establish ones own individuality, because you as a person went out of the norm to make a difference, to leave your mark, to be your own person. Unfortunately, at times people are belittled if they step out of the box of "normality" society has created. We shouldn't let people around us influence us to stay in that enclosed, constricted box but rather to step out of it, then, only then we will taste the sweetness of being our true selves.
As the saying goes, if there are 100 white sheep but one black, the black one is undoubtedly the only sheep that sticks out. Be yourself, establish your presence in the world as YOU and be the change you want to see