Janeane Garofalo on Fitting In

Swiped from bird­of­para­dox, who got it from andrew­druck­er:

Many peo­ple feel that mass accep­tance and smooth social­iza­tion are desir­able life paths for a young adult… Many peo­ple are often wrong… Don’t both­er being nice. Being pop­u­lar and well-liked is not in your best inter­est. Let me be more clear; if you behave in a man­ner pleas­ing to most, then you are prob­a­bly doing some­thing wrong. The mass­es have nev­er been arbiters of the sub­lime, and they often fail to rec­og­nize the tru­ly great indi­vid­ual. Tak­ing into account the pub­lic’s regret­table lack of taste, it is incum­bent upon you not to fit in.
–Janeane Garofalo

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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