If you want different results from society, you must act different, think different, be different. The masses of men live lives of quiet desperation. Thoreau said that a long time ago. It’s even more true today. Let’s look at some facts about American society. You can then have a high-level overview of the exact future you will get if you do what the average American does. 40-50% obesity rate 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obsessed The average savings rate is 7.6% The average household debt is $145,000 Average individual debt excluding mortgages is $38,000 The happiness rate has been declining for years Suicides have been rising for years Depression has been rising for years The use of drugs and antidepressants and medical and pharma spending hasn’t been rising for years This list represents only a fraction of the many problems with the American status quo. The question you have to ask yourself is this: IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT FOR YOUR LIFE? If you default to what school has told you, what your parents tell you, what your spouses may or may not have opted for, you will end up the same way. You cannot expect different results by doing the same thing. This is the literal definition of insanity. For each aspect of your life that you want different results, you must separate yourself from the crowd. Then aim to do this with everything. Forge your own way, a better way, by taking responsibility for thinking and deciding for yourself rather than defaulting to what others are doing. There is no way to be a happy and healthy human if you default to society’s path.