Our society constantly tries so desperately to get us to conform to their desires and ideals. Recently my eyes have been opened, and I've realized how routine most peoples lives are, including my own. I don't know about you, but I don't want to be the same as everybody else. I want a life of wonder and surprise, I want to be comfortable with uncertainty and to be able to embrace my individuality. Why try to fit in when you were born to stand out?
Don't let anybody or anything rob you of your uniqueness and your beliefs. Society is constantly thrusting their ideas upon us and trying to crush our creativity. Creativity is honestly so important, whatever you do that is creative is part of what makes you who you are. Think outside the box and do things that aren't considered the norm. No one is going to encourage you to do so because it's easier to fit in, it's easier to just go with the flow, but nothing worth doing is ever easy.
Most importantly, question everything. Don't be afraid to question authority. At 18 years old I'm beginning to realize so many authority figures have been shoving their views down my throat for years, and I'm beginning to wonder how many of my beliefs are my own and how many are somebody else's. Challenge the norm and what you are told, be bold enough to have your own voice. Don't just be another puppet in this world, allowing the puppeteer to make your every move, cut the strings and set yourself free.
Bring enchantment back into the world, it starts with you. Each one of us plays a crucial role in how this society functions, and instead of being a submissive character in their grand scheme, act out. Be you, be weird, be loud, be crazy, be bold, be whoever the hell you want to be and share it with the world. You don't have to be a child to believe in magic.