Going with the flow has a cost
Being different is difficult.
Being different means different priorities. It means standing up for what you believe in. You’ll have to fight the system, whatever that is.
It is natural for a system n order to try to bring people towards “the middle.” “The middle” represents comfort and safety. It means no one is going to rock the boat.
If you are looking for a recipe for entropy, look no further than “the middle.”
To fight that, you’ll need to stand up and make sure your ideas go it to the table, even if it seems counter to the points of those around you.
Direct yourself to your priorities; no one else will.