Isn’t it true that most people view themselves as being quite independent, carving their own path, listening to some internal voice rather than conforming to the (petty) demands of others?Don't do it!
It seems that the time you most like to do your own thing is when what is expected is too annoying, too displeasing, uncomfortable, grating.
If you place two individuals in the same room and both view themselves as being extraordinarily independent, what happens?...
[I] no one bends, then, unless you’re both on the same planet with your individualism (and it can happen, but how likely is that?), you’re going to be running past each other all the time.
I don't know what "it" is, but it sounds really important. Am I being a troublemaker?
Nice photo at the link. Is the girl really dreaming? Or is she terribly unhappy? Look at her eyes.