I try to live my life in a conscientious manner. Noticing the effect we have on our surroundings is something of a priority to me.
Often, I look around and wonder why people do what they do. And it's not a good feeling. But that doesn't get me down cause there's so much to be thankful for.
My own tastes and interests place me out on the fringe. I'm generally turned off by what the masses are into. For example music, I can't stand most radio stations and the repeat playing of the same junk. I stick with college stations and NPR. Another example is in travel... I'd really prefer to avoid all the touristy stuff and do my own thing.
At the same time, I find I can easily tap into the energy of others around me. I saw the pan out especially in my work in restaurants. The more on-board and excited the team was... the more energized I'd feel with my cooking. Another example: Recently, I went out a group of my brothers friends. We went to a club at the beach and had a blast! It was 5 of us and we owned the dance floor and even got a dance move spreading about. It wasn't music I liked, it wasn't a scene I'm about, but because we as a group were on fire... it was a great time. Collaboration.