Maybe you're the quintessential book nerd like me. Or an avid painter. Or a fervent coin collector.
Maybe you're a germophobe, teetotaler (i.e., you never drink alcohol), or obsessive Dodgers fan.
There's something about you that likely sets you apart from everyone. That's a good thing, right?
Well, not to all people.
As I have emphasized on this blog before, when someone is a little different from everyone else in the pack, it tends to make certain people a little uncomfortable.
So uncomfortable, in fact, that they might try to change you. For example, you might be a hardcore baseball fan, but the vast majority of people are into football. Your friends may try to dismiss baseball as boring and attempt to convert you into a fan of the pigskin.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, do not -- I repeat, do not -- cave!
People ought to mind their own business and respect the unique tastes and preferences of others. If you've given football a try and have no interest in it, you shouldn't be cajoled into doing something you don't want to do.
Being unique is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world. Why should we be like other people and like the same exact things? There's something to be said for individuality.
Never live your life on someone else's terms. If whatever you do makes them uncomfortable, then that's too bad. If you don't butt into their business and try to change their ways, why should they do it to you?
Live life YOUR way and embrace what makes you you.