“I’d like to fly if everyone else did. Otherwise, it would be kind of conspicuous.”
– 12 year old student, quoted by David Riesman in The Lonely Crowd
An important part of helping students be ok with being different, feeling scared and taking action is to remember that many of us are surrounded by people who themselves are scared of taking risks (society is full of them).
And so the ache and desire of fitting in will overpower the urge to blossom in ways that will serve a greater humanity.
And on it goes.