He is doing, so I too?

“When people are running, you should run in the middle”

It’s a proverb actually meaning ‘one must strive to assimilate to the norm’.

Maybe it’s another prejudice wall built in the minds of people asking to change yourself when everyone around you is changing. And people easily fall in to that just to avoid that “awkward” state of being odd.

But,

Why do you need to go with the normal flow? You are living in your priorities and comfort. Of course, sometimes your priorities may overrule your comfort. But as long as you are only setting up your priorities and defining your comfort, why should you run in the middle of the crowd and make yourself less creative?

Okay, if you still wish to run in the middle ( as you are afraid of oddness or uniqueness) while people around you are running, better not to let your feet run faster than your shoes and make yourself fall. 

 

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The author is a Quality Assurance professional by experience. Part Quantitative data analyst, part consultant for quality and information security practices, part software tester, she is a writer by passion and blogs at http://wordsandnotion.com and http://qualitynotion.com/.

One thought on “He is doing, so I too?

  1. dwijeshsharma

    August 15, 2017 at 9:42am

    And this is why I once posted, don’t blindly follow the masses, sometimes the m is silent. Just because someone else does, doesn’t make it essential for us to do. We are all unique, and we ought to be so. Or else, we will be as good as a Robot

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      Akhila

      August 17, 2017 at 2:54pm

      Thanks dwijesh…would like to read you post on the same…may I have the link

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      • dwijeshsharma

        August 17, 2017 at 3:43pm

        Well that post of mine is just a one liner… Infact, I try to keep my posts short.

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          Akhila

          August 18, 2017 at 8:29am

          Oh..I understand..one liners are always beautiful

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  2. A Walk into the Woods

    August 15, 2017 at 7:16pm

    Ha haaa and if all fall, they fall too. That’s the risk of going with the crowd.
    Well said and an important aspect of life to think about.

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  3. thewritewomanblog

    September 12, 2017 at 2:30pm

    Meena’s constant dialogue in “Munthirivalligal” and Mohanlal is seen to explain just what you explain. Totally agree, I fall in that ‘ I do only if I wish to’ types.

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      Akhila

      September 13, 2017 at 5:11pm

      Loved that usage ” I do only if I wish to” types… haven’t yet watched that movie…between I watched saira bhanu, your suggestion..next would be this movie…

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