Have you ever heard of a Greek philosopher named Epictetus?
He was a funny man with a certain flare for life. Epictetus compared people who “fit in” to the white threads of a toga. Indistinguishable. He wanted to be the purple thread. “That small part which is bright, and makes all the rest appear graceful and beautiful. Why then…”, he asked, “do you tell me to make myself like the many? And if I do, how shall I still be purple?”
Alan Shore, Boston Legal Season 2 Episode 15