The original Be Unique, But Belong post that I wrote is here.
I just went to a huge convention. I was told that there were 20,000 people at this conference. There was an exhibit hall and for the most part – nonstop speakers. It was truly one of the largest conferences that I’d ever been too.
I was able to see the truth in the statement for here was 20,000 people that found their identity in this thing, yet at the same time, there was competition of comparison. Where people were talking about how unique they were or how different they were the other person or organization.
We all need to be unique, and we all desire to belong to a group. It is part of our identity. Put 20,000 people together and you start to develop “group think,” but we’ll save that for another post.