It is easy to stand with the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.
Sometimes it's a conscious choice, and other times society makes that choice for you. Regardless of the reason, standing alone can be an incredibly powerful lesson in strength, fortitude, and sense of self.
Staying true to oneself and living life according to your own light is not an easy feat. The older I get, the more I realize the importance of listening to and respecting ones own truth. If you remain true to yourself, you can never go wrong. And if on occasion that truth beckons you to stand on your own, then so be it. Courage comes in many forms. -tM