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As a teenager, I often argued with my mother, usually ending with a comment like, "You just don't get me, Mom. I have to be myself!" Which is funny in retrospect, because I was always desperately trying to conform to what my peers were doing.
Even as adults, we continue to try to fit in. Look at a typical group of friends, and you'll often see similar hair styles and colors, similar clothes, similar manicures, similar phone cases, even similar gestures and vocal inflections.