Society is covered by rules. Don't do this, be careful with this, you should not do this. Conformists will follow this rules without complaining because they need this as orientation. This is like compass for them, how to behave if you don't write tips. They would be lost.
An opposite, rebels make own rules which are not in harmony with rules of society. It doesn't mean that rebels will behave against law, they will simply not fit in .
It was end of school year and children in class decided about celebration. In former Yugoslavia, all parties were with folk music, and singers as Lepa Brena were very popular. Everybody in class accepted to make celebration with bellows, but Maja said no. Sound of bellows was awful for her ears. She did not come that day in school, simply she stayed at home. They said to her that she is an awesome sausage, in Yugoslavia it was symbol for black sheep.
Maja was fan of Metallica and she stayed by her taste and attitude. Her friends were gossiped her, but she did not care.
- Why you did not come? Everybody talks about you how weird you are.
Strange, weird, odd, just some of description to mark different people. Especially in socialism, there was principle of equality. All people should be modest and equal. Just, some were more equal than others, that was real truth.
Next case happened in prom night. Sandra did not want to dance, and guys were laughing to her. Girl, and you don't know to dance? Let me teach you. Sandra did not accept this. She simply wanted to sit and talk. Why to force her for something she did not want?
Black sheep lives on different way.
Childhood - i will not play with Barbie dolls because i don't like them
Youth - i will not smoke, drink or have sex because everyone else do this
Maturity - i will not listen my boss because i have right to ask other opinions or i have my ideas
Old age - i am not sick so i don't want to go to medical center
If you are black sheep, you are not sensitive on critics, you don't have much friends , but you have the biggest choice. Be sure, others are envious and jealous because you have guts. You paid your price, but you got an award, to authorize your personality as brand.