You want to be special. You do not want to be like everyone else. But the more you go through life, the more you find yourselves becoming like them. That’s not really a bad thing. Just that, you wanted more. And that is perfectly alright. It is not that you want to be different for the sake of being different but its more likely that you aspire to do the things that makes you come alive, and that happens to be different than most people’s idea of it, or at least amongst the people around you.
If you are serious about it, you need to take ownership of your destiny. You need to stop following what everyone else around you are doing. Do different. If you need a guide, look at those who are doing the things that you want to be doing, or living the life that you want to be living. Most importantly, do not apologise for being different. They will understand someday. You on the other hand, you need to be steadfast in your lane. Embrace being different. Wear it like a badge of honour. It is usually those who dare to be different who succeeds in the end.