I'm reading a book right now called "The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules/ Live the Life You Want", by Chris Guillebeau..VERY interesting!....
Kind of a follow-up to the topic of "Quirkiness" from a year or so ago.
So, come with your quirky self, whether a "non" or a "conformist"...and thoughts about what non-conformity means to you...Don't most of us conform to some things & not others? If so, what are those choices and why?
A question the author poses is:
"How do we forge the life of our dreams in the face of overwhelming pressure to conform and avoid risks?" Talking about breaking through our fears to pursue the life we want, he quotes PO Bronson who said "The absence of fear is not courage; the absence of fear is mental illness"...:) and Warren Buffett who said " People will always try to stop you from doing the right thing if it is unconventional."
The author wants us to pursue our dreams and not be afraid of them..if you want to go live in another country...go do it! Or, as I did a few years ago, if you don't like how you're being treated at work..if it's making you sad & sick...LEAVE..take the leap of faith....Is that being a 'non conformist' or an idiot? If you ask me today, I'm sort of sure, but not exactly:)
I remember when I was a teenager in the 60's and loved to pronounce to everyone that I was a 'non-conformist' ...thinking back on it, I was a total hippie-conformist :)....
See you then and please, if you are a 'maybe', don't say 'yes' until you see there is room left. Limiting this to 12 people to allow for better conversation.