I believe it is important for an individual to remain being original and have a genuine personality. An individual should value life and live life to its fullest. Each day comes once and will never be the same as any other. Living life striving to be someone else is not good. Trying to be someone else defeats the purpose of being genuine. Being genuine and original is important to me because it requires individuality. There is something in every individual that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in them. It is the only true guide they will ever have. If they cannot hear it, they will spend there whole life holding on to the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.
Making a statement and standing out from others is the most desirable quality in a person. The reason being I have an older sister. We both look similar yet are extremely different. When we are at a social gathering, I am always greeted by “Annie’s little sister.” Most people think we are similar and have the same characteristics. In fact, we are both greatly different although; others do not see it. The world without originality is a world without imagination. Unbelievably boring. That is not me and hopefully never will be. What the world needs is new ideas, as old ones, however improved are basically the same. To progress as a human race, individual or group, originality is a necessity.
The reason people make new friends is because of individuality and different unique personalities. If we all tried to be like everyone else, life would become boring, because we would all end up trying to be like one another. Remaining genuine really makes an individual a beautiful. In a world of millions of people, an individual should stick out, dare to be different, and make a statement.
I like to lead rather than follow. Being a follower destroys the concept of being an individual and genuine. Originality is something that will never fade. Those who follow others will fade into the darkness. After death, one should be remembered by the legacy they left behind.