"Everybody saying what's not for him
But everything I'm not made me everything I am", Everything I Am - Kanye West
These are among the lyrics that I simply adore.. The simplicity of it all.. Just two sentences.. But the meanings are so powerful that it encompasses society as a whole.. I may be different from everyone else, but is that a negative point? No.. Not at all.. Why follow others when you can follow yourself? Being yourself is the most significant duty one can do for oneself.. It's all about individuality.. If you think impressing others by merely being a puppet of a given community is important.. Go ahead.. But it doesn't make you valuable.. Be the irreplaceable, not the ordinary (dare I say easily substituted).. Stand up to what you believe in.. Why be someone else when you can be yourself? So what if it's not cool being you.. At least you're not being a hypocrite.. The saddest part of it all is.. By pretending to be someone else we are lying to ourselves.. So let us all be proud of who we are.. Because that matters the most..