Did you ever notice how many contradictory messages we receive throughout our lives? When we are young we are told we are unique and are encouraged to be our own person, yet we are also questioned why we can't be like everyone else and try to get along with others. Later, we are told to swing for the fences, yet also told to play it safe. We are told to stand up and be counted, yet also told not to upset the apple cart. We are encouraged to be a leader, yet told there is safety in numbers.
It may be true that under the umbrella of the bell curve we won't get wet, but we also won't feel the sunshine. Are we comfortable in being approximately right or do we have the conviction to be precisely wrong? To regress towards the mean or to be an outlier, the choice is ours when the bell curve tolls.
Sir Lance, who wants to be unique like everyone else