We live during a time when people are encouraged to express and embrace their individuality. But, have you ever stopped to think about why that is?
What is it about individuality that is so worthy of praise?
What makes it so important?
Well, frankly, the simple answer to that question is that there is only one you.
You’re the only person in this whole world with your exact skills, talents, opinions, experiences, and personality. Yeah, there are some commonalities between you and other people, but no one person is exactly like you.
In this article, I'm going to show you the importance of knowing, accepting, loving, and expressing your individuality.
Out of All the People in the World, You’re the Only You
Each person, out of all the billions of people in the world, brings something unique to the table. As we said earlier, each person has a unique combination of life experiences that causes them to view the world the way they do.
Your individuality is a big part of who you are as a person; it’s what makes you different than anyone else on this planet. Your individuality allows you to fulfill your life’s purpose and do what you can to bring the most good to the world.
Your individuality is the key to what makes you, you. Without it, you lose what makes you unique in a world full of other people.
Expressing Your Individuality Comes Naturally, Once You Accept It
Once you accept your individuality, expressing it comes naturally. In order to achieve happiness in life, you have to be yourself and accept yourself and your individuality plays a huge role in that.
You have to accept what’s different about you, what makes you unique in order to get the full benefit from it. We all bring something unique to situations; we should embrace that and embrace our individuality.
The surge of encouragement to express and embrace your individuality comes from society realizing the importance of individuality and how it helps us move forward as a society.
Denying Your Individuality Can Lead to Depression
When you don’t allow yourself to express your individuality, but rather stifle it and try to conform, you’re not only doing society a disservice, but yourself.
Stifling individuality can lead to depression, traumatization, and can cause you to be numb to others around you, as well as your own emotions.
This depression can lead to anger and lashing out at others that are expressing what you’re trying to stifle. It’s unhealthy, while robbing the world of the great things your individuality would bring to the table.
It’s important for you to remember and internalize this point, as it is also important to not stifle the individuality of others.
We are often quick to judge those who are so comfortable in their individuality that no part of them seems to conform to what society deems the norm; we like to tell them that their wardrobe, hair, or accessory choices offend in some way, that they should conform to our standards.
The world needs individuals to continue growing and developing, they will usher us into the next era. For that very reason, it’s crucial for you to embrace your own individuality, as well as that of others.
In this day and age, individuality is not only praised but encouraged. What’s causing this surge in denying conformity?
Society is realizing that we need individuals and their individuality to carry us into the next era and help us to evolve and grow.
Individuality is a crucial thing we all must identify, own, and embrace. There is only one you out there, don’t squander your beauty and power by denying your individuality.