I sense a growing aversion to being different and that concerns me.
Of course, it's nothing new to seek acceptance. We all want to be part of the group of people others trust and respect. But, what about different?
Is it alright to speak differently? To act differently? To think differently?
Are we afraid to celebrate our differences?
Being careful about how we act and what we say makes sense. If our words or actions stray from being constructive, generous, supportive, and helpful, then perhaps they're going in the wrong direction.
But different? I think it's good to be different, like the first time I saw Martin Logan defy convention by integrated a woofer and an electrostatic panel I was thrilled. Thrilled because it was different, brave, and bold.
We are each different.
We should celebrate those differences.