The dictionary defines being unique as:
1. Existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics
2. Having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable
Epictetus was a Greek philosopher. He felt the same way. He stood up to those who wanted him to change the way he acted, and the large ideas he shared so openly...
But I wish to be purple.
That small part which is bright, and makes all the rest appear graceful and beautiful.
Why then do you tell me to make myself like the many?
And if I do, how shall I still be purple?”
Be different. Be the person who stands when everyone else is sitting down. Become the type to rush toward something when others hesitate. Be free of the fear that who you are is not good enough.
What is it to be unique?
Unique is beautiful, good, strong. Unique is indestructible.
So next time you’re doing something purely because you think it’s what you’re supposed to do or wearing the latest clothing craze because it’s popular, think twice.
You can always trade it in for something purple.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
― Marilyn Monroe
“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”
― Dolly Parton