Standing Out


We sit through life on the sidelines
thinking that following the guidelines
is enough to get us somewhere.


But no one ever accomplished anything
by obeying the rules.


We assimilate with the crowd,
march in step with the masses;
we accept anonymity.


We conform to the norm
because it's easier than
standing on your own.


The people that change the world
are those that push boundaries,
scream in the silence,
move to their own beat.


If you want to make a difference,
start by being different-
shatter the sameness
that plagues society.

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Inspired by "Vice Verses" by Switchfoot

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