Standing out and being yourself

Sara Caldwell, Sean Harvey

Benifits

1) You wont look like everyone else. "Because stepping into the unknown seems dangerous and we need an adventurous and free spirit to do it, and when we do, we tend to stand out prominently from the crowd" ("You Are Here to Stand Out! Now is The Time!").


2) You will have the chance to meet new people. "Whatever you're like, and whatever you're into, you can probably find a group of like-minded people to fall in with if you look hard enough" ("Being True To Yourself Approach to Change").

Risks

1) Be excluded. "The average person does not like to stand out in the crowd, risking rejection and mockery" ("Being Yourself: The Ultimate Act of Courage When You Have Depression").


2) You might become embarrassed. "Standing out implies greatly differentiating ourselves from those around us in some way. And as racism and stereotypes have taught us, anything that is different, is socially 'unacceptable'" ("Is Standing Out Really So Bad? Embarrassment and Self-Confidence").

Works Cited

"The Being True To Yourself Approach to Change." Succeed Socially.com. Web. 15 Sept.

2014. <http://www.succeedsocially.com/truetoyourself>.


"Being Yourself: The Ultimate Act of Courage When You Web" 15 Sept. 2014. <http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/therese-borchard-sanity-break/depression- being-yourself-the-ultimate-act-of-courage/>.


"Is Standing Out Really So Bad? Embarrassment and Self-Confidence." Some Chad Vice. N. Web. 15 Sept. 2014. <http://chadvice.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/is-standing-out-really-so-bad-embarrassment-and-self-confidence/>.


"You Are Here to STAND OUT! NOW Is the Time!" The Daily Love. Web. 15 Sept. 2014. <http://thedailylove.com/you-are-here-to-stand-out-now-is-the-time/>.
Based off the evidence, the rewards of being yourself out weigh the risks. It's better to take the risk and have the chance and meeting new people. "Whatever you're like, and whatever you're into, you can probably find a group of like-minded people to fall in with if you look hard enough" ("Being True To Yourself Approach to Change").