I wonder, I've never met a person who was the typical conformist. However, I always seem to hear 'most people are conformists' or 'most people are mindless sheep', etc. As a person who has been slapped with the conformist label multiple times myself but I've never met a person who did not have his or her own quirks, I'm confused. When people talk about conformity around me I tend to hear things that make noncomformity some kind of freedom, something to run to as a goal and conformity as stagnation of ideas and a generally inhuman and negative thing associated with stupidity. I just don't understand the idea of conformity = bad. We conform to the rules of reality. I've yet a person seriously deny me the fact the sky can be blue and the sea shades of blue-green, do we conform to that idea as well? If that is the case, why is conformity bad? Why is nonccomformity good? Is there a balance?