"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I guess there are positive things you can get out of the bore of studying in college. In my sociology class, we recently studied the concept of "Social Forces" and how our environment has an affect on the way we act, think, and dress among many of our other behaviors that are easily influenced. In fact, my job as an "Influencer" is to influence you, but for the benefit of you improving yourself instead of the polar opposite.
Growing up in the south is synonymous with the word traditional. If you look up "traditional" in the dictionary, being born in the south will probably be there. You're expected by friends, strangers, and especially family to dress and act the way everyone else does... and do things the way they've always been done.
What's often failed to be realized is that we're all individuals for a reason. There's no one like you and there never will be, so why let others change that? The "Greats" that we admire are in the position they're in because they stayed true to themselves. If you study their lives you'll find that mostly everyone including the people who cared about them most were trying to talk them out of the path they decided to take to be GREAT.
Before I dive too far into the subject, my point is for you to show some love to the team at Ties.com by checking out my interview with them about why I started blogging and what my goals are. You might find a tie or pocket square that catches your eye along the way!