I think that everyone, at multiple times in one’s life, needs to practice and fully embrace the discipline of individual passion. This means learning what makes you come alive apart from anyone else. Taking quiet walks and long drives and letting your mind roam to the things you find beautiful. Trying new hobbies and reading new books and paying attention to the moments your heart beats faster than others. Because when you find the things God molded your heart to wrap specifically around, it’s like turning on a switch inside of you that radiates a light that others long to have. They draw near to the truth growing within you that you’re being filled by things that no one else can take, and that you’re living up to the potential you were born with.
So love what you love because it was what you were created for. Imagine that popular culture doesn’t exist and the pressure to fit in or be hip was stomped into the ground the day you asked to live more like your King.