In REALTOR land it always amazes me the diversity of backgrounds I find out there. But eventually despite whatever background someone starts in real estate they all learn the ropes of listing, working with buyers, using the MLS, even some blogging. People tend to trend toward the mainstream. Except those weird birds. Those who are so in tune with themselves that they march to the beat of a different drummer.
MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN NONCONFORMISTS
I think I just relate better to them. Despite an incredibly strong technology background I don't leap at every new gizmo or savvy techie idea just because it is new. In one sense I can be an early adopter like a wireless mouse but in other areas I see that "new" is not necessarily "better."
Besides nonconformists being naturally stubborn, they see things in the world in completely different ways than the mainstream. I like that. I think they are the dreamers. The ones that get us to land on the moon.
We all need each other. But those who are themselves motivate and inspire me to remind everyone else that being yourself just might be the coolest YOU out there!