哲学家 Marshall McLuhan 观察到：
The poet, the artist, the sleuth—whoever sharpens our perception tends to be antisocial; rarely 'well-adjusted,' he cannot go along with currents and trends. A strange bond often exists among antisocial types in their power to see environments as they really are.
作家 Sally Hogshead 认为“不同”比“更好”还要好：
Different is better than better.
Seth Godin 说，不同的路才可能是理想的路：
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being different from the crowd. In fact, it might be the ideal path forward. The problem begins when you don’t see what’s not matching up. The best way to transform the path is to see the path first.