The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
One of my favorite quotes to be honest; considering I’ve always been kind of a black sheep, never really fit anywhere.
I’ve always been me and for some it’s been a problem, because I’m not one to easily bend to someone’s will; but if I do, you can be certain that is due to my respect towards that person.
I refuse to let others define who I am, and refuse to let them own me.