What People Think
Fitting in is an advantage in certain situations, but it’s certainly not the end-all, be-all for every situation in life. There are times when you need to keep a low profile, but for the most part you can still keep a low profile while not caring what other people think. If you spend your time worrying about fitting in or how your decisions will alter how your friends, family, or co-workers will look at you, you are doing yourself a huge disfavor. Besides, if the people around you don’t think of you as a strong, independent person for walking your own path and creating your own road to success, then those are people you may need to reconsider being around. You will quickly learn that following the latest fad won’t matter one bit after high school.