– You were not the first to finish the exam, neither the first to begin writing.
– While the rest of the students talked about the solution to the exercise and all agreed that the answer was 23, you could only think about that your calculation result had been 1,908.
– You were not the one always with a question for the teacher in class.
– You are not always the one saying something at a meeting.
– You can not agree on everything your boss says.
– While everyone is moving, changing their role, you are the one staying, same job, same place. You are the “last”.
– While everyone seems to get a sonorous reward, you seem to have been given the toughest task
– While everyone agrees that A is the right and unique choice you think that B could work
And here we are…
….. You weren’t wrong then (well, not always) when you thought that the different, sinous path looked worthy, you aren’t wrong now (well, not always).
Not being the first, not matching the majority doesn’t mean you are wrong. It’s only a different way of thinking, timing and approach. And, that feeling of solitude (facing the “mass-correct-ion”) fades away, sooner or later. When, something happens that tells you: you were right not rushing, believing in your rationale. But, it requires patience.