Being Popular is Killing Your Writing

How conformism silences your voice.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons — It’s hard to fit in and it’s difficult to stand out.

At our core, we desire acceptance from others, whether it is in the form of love for another person or group affirmation as a way to achieve status within society.

Humans also desire to be unique, special individuals. We want to feel that we have value and worth, so we will try to stand out from the crowd.