You know, I couldn’t agree with you more Jon. Living a life of authenticity often requires a person embracing whatever makes them weird — i.e, sets them apart from the rest — to be truly who they want to be. Which can be personally empowering, as your article points to, but one thing I feel is missing from the conversation is what happens when you become TOO weird for the masses. At some point, society will reject these weirdos unconsciously, for either the quash social norms and conventions or simply because people just don’t know what to do with them. I guess that means going on about life, empowering yourself regardless of outside pressure? Either way, enjoy your style of writing and this piece in general!