Your comfort zone is a dangerous place to be. If you want to grow, get out of it.

Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

question-mark-1872665_1920By refusing conformity, we start to question why people do certain things and make our own choices. You begin to expand your vision. You begin to understand that you had to leave your comfortable habits and patterns in order to see new possibilities. You start to really understand that no matter how knowledgeable or passionate you are, there’s always more to discover and more nuances to understand.

It’s the difference between sleepwalking your way through existence accepting everything without questioning it and peeling back the veil of who you truly are and beginning to grow into who you can be regardless of what society dictates. Once that happens, it can be frustrating to see a number of people going through life with blinders on.

“It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.” – Herman Siu

It’s also only once we accept that we are all different that inner peace and tolerance can truly exist.

“People may hate you for being different and not living by society’s standards, but deep down, they wish they had the courage to do the same.” – Native American Quote