I don't believe that any person is "normal". I believe inside everyone is someone unique. We receive mixed messages on how to behave. People say they enjoy when someone does not conform to the "normal". When push comes to shove however, those same people will condemn the unique person behind their back for not being normal. As a society, we try to break the unique spirit in children by making them sit in rows in classrooms and make them behave in ways we feel is "acceptable". When those children have grown in to adults, we are looking to them to innovate and be creative. I don't think they know how because we've taught them from a young age not to take risks and play things safe. To compound the none risk factors, we award every child who show up. The children who take the time and effort be great in their sport or in a subject at school, gets the same reward as the kid who just showed up and put on the uniform. Growing up I played sports. I was not the best player but I gave 100% effort. When I made a mistake on the baseball field, the coaches told me so, then they tried to help me get better. There was pat on the back, some support "Oh, you tried you best. You'll get it next time.", but no prize for losing. Watching the other teams receive large trophies for finishing in first or second place made me feel crappy. But it also motivated me to want to get better and win more so that I could earn that big trophy. Nowadays all kids get awards for just showing up, and the prizes for the actually winners is no better than the lot. So where'e the motivation to change? Greatness and change can not be achieved by fitting and expecting things to be given to you. The ability to want to change the world is being crushed by outdated teaching methods and no child left behind. Leave a few behind, restore fear of getting left back instilled and an environment of good competition can begin to grow. To bring it back to where I started, when you find that person who is unique, become friends with that person. When you sense someone is suppressing some creativity, encourage it. "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do", Steve Jobs I think being crazy is to only shot I've got.