The Nail That Stands Out

Andrew (Avraham) Blumenthal
1 min readMay 27, 2020

So everyone knows what happens to the nail that stands out…

It gets hammered down!

Deviation from the norm or the groupthink is met with a resounding klop on the head.

You conform or you face the guillotine.

Way too dystopian.

Freedom, individuality, diversity, self-expression — these are the engines of innovation and growth.

If every nail gets hammered down, you have a society that implodes with inbreeders and Stone Age stale ideas.

Tradition is one thing, a closed mind is something that is an extinction level event. ;-)

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Andrew (Avraham) Blumenthal

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