"Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand." ~ Robert Allen.
Ever notice how the most interesting people are really extreme?
There are stories told about men and women who were extreme but not many are told about the average guy. There are emotions, opinions and actions taken both for and against the extreme but not for or against the average guy. The average guy is a statistic. A benchmark for others to fare better or worse against. The average is hardly original.
The average guy is the aggregate of all our fears. He does what he has always done and gets what he always got because he thinks what he always thought and associates with those who rarely challenge him.
He fades away and no-one notices. He leaves no mark, no impression and barely a footprint. We remember him vaguely, no more, no less. The original guy, the extreme guy, leaves a mark for better or worse. He is black and white. He isn't gray. The original guy, infuriates, irritates, inspires and initiates. He's original and extreme.