Sr Pauline making the pre-school children happy at a birthday party.
Do we really need to keep up with the trends ~ designer clothes, fancy hair styles, all kinds of make up to make our face look good. Why do we spend so much time and energy to try and look good on the outside but very little work fixing up our inside, which is far more important.
If we follow, doing things to please others yet don't do anything to make our own lives better, then whats the point?
People can see things that are wrong, happening right in front of them but do nothing because to stop it they will be involved and that would cause a ripple in their life. People have stood in their windows seeing someone get hurt, but don't want to get involved.
If we dare to stand up and do things for good that impact our life, our neighborhood, our country then we will have succeed in being different. If we can say no to drugs, or not take that drink before getting behind the wheel of a car, and don't go out and have relationships that take you down a road of despair, or stop yourself from gambling your savings away, then you can be someone who is different and this is good.
If you do these distructive things because of the pain of your life... there is still a better way and those who dare to be different are the ones who will find the right road and follow it and they will be free.