Do not go out of your way to be original/different. That defeats the purpose and is obnoxious.
People are obsessed with being individuals now. But you are not an individual or different when you are doing the same thing that everyone else is.
A gentleman is original because he is naturally different than everyone around him. But that doesn’t matter, it is a side effect and not the goal.
Being yourself is original enough, going out of your way to try to be someone you’re not is just ridiculous. The people who you see walking around, choosing clothing to make themselves seem angry, picking fights where they don’t see issues, and doing things purposefully to cause issues, are not original they are annoying pests in society. The same can be said for anyone else who looks to attract attention merely by being “strange.” It’s not about being strange, it’s about being you.
Be different by being yourself. Stop going against the grain just to stand out. You attract more positive attention when you act on what you truly feel rather than acting on what you think others will notice.
“Defeat is a state of mind. No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality. To me, defeat in anything is merely temporary, and its punishment is but an urge for me to greater effort to achieve my goal. Defeat simply tells me that something is wrong in my doing; it is a path leading to success and truth.”—