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  1. It's about human nature.

    It is worth paying attention to the fact that a person is at the same time an individual (just one of the people), an individual (a set of psychophysiological traits), and the cornerstone is a personality (a biosocial being), which finally completes the portrait of a person. So, the individuality founded by nature already a priori makes a person peculiar. But here, as the already emerging personality grows up, you can choose either to develop your personality and become unique, inimitable, in order to be noticeable in the crowd, and of course, interesting to the people around you. And either-to merge with the crowd, if the person is not too motivated by the desire to develop in order to become unique.

  2. Feeling special, standing out from the masses, unique, a kind of peculiar demigod is much more pleasant than admitting that you are basically ordinary, you have standard desires, you go through the same life stages as other people, you face the same problems. Our ego is extremely irritated by this fact, it is easier for it to create an illusion ( for example, some special position of a person, status, or some other manifestation of uniqueness) and support it in every possible way than to accept reality. The most interesting thing is that the ego is inherently unsatisfiable ( we always want more and more recognition, because we are special) and the desired “happiness”is still not there. A person has come up with “uniqueness” for himself and goes around the world, trying to find confirmation of this and, of course, does not find it, which brings more and more moral discomfort.

    This phenomenon is observed at any age, depending on the person, but it is especially possible to distinguish the period of youthful maximalism, characteristic of a young, hot soul, a period when a person is in confrontation with the whole world and the sense of their own uniqueness is particularly acute.

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