When-you-stand-out-fromWhen a small fish stands out from the rest of the shoal, it gets eaten by a shark.

When a zebra stands out from the rest of the herd, it gets eaten by a lion.

When a pigeon stands out from the rest of the flock, it gets eaten by a hawk.

As social creatures, we often see ourselves in a similar light.

Don’t do anything too outrageous, you’ll be criticised.

Don’t look too different, you’ll be judged.

Don’t step off the beaten path of the masses, you could slip and fall.

This is what I know.

You’re not a small fish.

You’re not a zebra.

You’re not a pigeon.

Standing out from the crowd doesn’t place you in mortal danger.

When you stand out from the crowd, you position yourself to change the world.

Should you stand out from the crowd?

You tell me.

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