Eccentricity is not just
a principle in mathematics
its a lesson we must learn
for life's pragmatics
that silly idea, that sixth sense
may drive you into
so go ahead
embrace your eccentricity
If you have ever seen a herd of sheep, the one black (literally) sheep would often walk away from the trodden path and be the object of wrath of the shepherd , but it is this eccentric sheep that also gets the greenest shoots away from the common path.
We love living like herds because there is safety in following the norms , so all the away from the norm ideas that occur to us are nipped in the bud and our fears never allow us to follow our eccentricity.
Imagine what a different world this would be if Einstein, Newton , or more lately Zuckerberg had not followed their eccentricity.
While rules and regulations, following the standard norms is important for our sanity ,once in a while we must give in to our eccentricity, trust our instinct and be free of the restraints the world puts on us and often we put on ourselves more strictly.
Just a small eccentricity like not taking your usual morning walk route or trying an exotic cuisine can open so many new windows of experience for you. So go ahead spread your arms and embrace your eccentricity.