muttskins saidGood food for thought... I guess no one is unique afterall, because we are all different, hehe!
And like tallGMWvballer said: Truly unique people follow no set of rules or fashion.
But then aren't those unique people all the same?
My very point. Most people who consciously set out to be unique, seem to end up merely adopting a pattern someone else has already created. It may not be mainstream, but it still follows a pattern that others use. That's not very unique in my view.
As for myself, I don't think in terms of uniqueness, and that's never been my goal. But I do like the phrase "thinking out of the box."
Original thinking is how I've gained most of my successes & accomplishments. I like to "step back" and redefine all the terms, dismissing most of the assumptions that others are making, basically starting from scratch. I try to avoid "group think."
And the truth is, it's not difficult, actually rather easy. The trick lies less in creating new ideas, than in dismissing old ones. Once you clear the slate, the answers appear on their own. Original thinking means just that: what has not been thought of before. Clear away the mental debris, and solutions present themselves.