Punks, goths, emos, skaters, homies, … All groups of people that share a common trait, be it what kind of music they like or how they dress. I, my friends, do not belong to any of those cultural denominations. I do it MyWay™.
Most people don’t realise to the full extent what they believe in, so why should I be swayed by them concerning my beliefs or likings? Take punks for example, are these modern-age punks not a joke? They are unaware of why the first punks started acting the way they did, they’re a cheap carbon-copy of an oppressed generation that needed to break free from the shackles of an oppressive moral belief-system. What are the current criteria for being a punk? A leather jacker, some safety-pins and an interesting haircut. Have that and you’ll be embraced as one of them.
This goes against the original need for the punk lifestyle: Rebel against the system and rules, against the conformism. By all dressing the same and listening to the same music, that they think is for punks, they fuck over the essence: do what YOU want to do.
MyWay™ does not have the ego to claim there is a way to do it. Only you can decide what your beliefs are. My MyWay™ could be a crossover of liking ‘punk’ music while going to church each week and wearing nothing but plaid (God forbid). Your MyWay™, on the other hand, could be sleeping in till noon every day and saying Fuck You to religion while listening to Bach.
Your MyWay™ does not need to be acknowledged by others, it doesn’t need a name and the masses don’t have to adopt it in order for you to be satisfied, it’s your way of life, not their way of life. As long as you are honest about your feelings and longings your MyWay™ will always be true and it will be able to guide you when your resolve to not transform into a slave of the modern world is wavering.