Some animals and some fish gather together in groups and the group takes on a life of its own. They all go the same direction, they all turn at the same time, they all speed up or slow down at the same time, and they all seem to think alike. Yes, we see that in fish and animals all the time and, I am sorry to say, we see it in people all the time, too. It can be seen in mobs, rock concert attendees, the fashions people wear, the hairstyles, etc. I could go on and on but you get the point.
Why is it that someone who thinks for himself or herself is considered a rogue? I always thought that I did my things my way and didn't conform to what others did. I will always remember way back when I was a kid and was sitting on the old store's porch steps in a very small town where my Grandparents lived listening to two residents of the town. One was a a young college graduate who thought he knew everything and the other was the old town bum (and drunk, when he could find, steel, or afford a bottle). The young guy said that he was a non-conformist and wouldn't go along with multitudes. He kept going on and on about how independent he was and that he was his own man. The old drunk just said one thing to him that shut him up instantly. He said "so why don't you wear your pants backwards?" Whether we like it or not or think we are special, in most ways we are just another member of the herd or just another anchovy in the school. We may all be different in some ways but we are all the same in other ways.
I hope I didn't burst your bubble. You just may not be as special or unique as you think. But to me, all of you are very, very special and unique, so I sure hope all of you have a nice day.