“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”- Albert Einstein
Proud to be different.
Advertisers are counting on you to do what everyone is doing. You know how we see groups of people using products or services in commercials? There's a reason for this. It could be anything. Tacos, cars, cell phones, car insurance, etc. The clever advertisers have realized that including people using the product has a powerful psychological effect on the viewer. We seem to be hard-wired to accept things when we see others using the product. It's called "social proof". The brain short-cut interprets that the product the group is using will probably be beneficial to their survival. In other words, when we see a bunch of people eating Triple-Jumbo Bacon Fries, it MUST be good for us. It seems that our ancient brain interprets doing things everyone else is doing as beneficial to our survival.
If anything, I pride myself in being different. Looking different, talking different, acting different, and trying hard not to fit in. I believe that it says a lot about someones strength of character to be able to be different. Someone once said to me "You are my favorite artist." I sure as hell didn't get that complement because I'm like everyone else. My art isn't hanging in people's homes nationwide because I'm like everyone else. So I challenge you, my dear dear readers. I challenge you to post those "weird" photos.