You are probably familiar with this proverb “when in Rome, behave like a Roman” you may have told someone at some point.
In my opinion, this proverb is not always right and it can encourage pretense. If I’m in Rome and I am Nigerian, How would I represent? How will people know my real nationality? How will my good works be tied to my country?
My point is, the proverb kinda makes you average. You become the round peg in the round hole. You get lost in the crowd because everyone is doing the same thing, that is, Behaving like a Roman
Let your uniqueness out, let it show. That uniqueness is practically what people will notice and admire or criticize but in the end you are recognized and identified as a person with a difference. It’s your uniqueness that can get you that Job,Visa,Admission etc.
I know a guy who went seeking for a job. He didn’t pretend and try to impress the panel interviewing him. He kept his personality intact and was honest through it all and the chairman commented “Every other person that has walked into the office, told us what they assumed we would want to hear but you young man told us what we didn’t expect to hear. Resume on Monday. You’ve got the job and you deserve it”
Define yourself. Be identified for who you are. Represent something. Don’t flow with the wind to Impress. In the End, when in Rome, NEVER behave like a Roman. Be Yourself
BE THE SQUARE PEG IN THE ROUND HOLE.