Well the other day someone posted a sign over the sink in the flat share I live in. It essentially says:
"Apropos... washing up: For some time dirty dishes stacks regularly in our kitchen. Buzzword from the newspaper: quality of living. Please: 1) Ask yourself why 2) Ask yourself if you are possibly responsible for the situation that at least bothers one of your flatmates 3) What about you washing your own dishes yourself? => no annoying, nasty stacks 4) Problems can potentially have to do with different socializations - but because a clean kitchen is subjectively and objectively better: WASH UP! Even if it bothers you less because of your socialization.
It made me thinking. Not only about the dirty dishes but about why people are different. And really socialization is one of the biggest factors that makes people different. Your socialization is what you learned growing up and living your life, from your peers and your friends, what your parents told you not to do and you decided to do nevertheless.
However what if you want to change, and by change I mean big changes like traveling fulltime, deliberately living of unemployment benefits (which is possible in Germany) or dying your hair blue. Stuff that most of your peers wouldn't agree with, not even to speak of your parents or even grandparents. We'll it can be hard but it doesn't have to be.
The saying "You're the average of the five people you spend most time with." is mostly true, so if your peer group consists of five average people, well guess what it will be very hard for you to be remarkable. But now what if you manage to surround yourself with exceptional people? It will be a lot easier four you to be extraordinary!
So go out and surround yourself by some really exceptional people! "Re-"socialize yourself! and: Do your own dishes!
Photo is, well the sign over the sink. Most of it is in German.