I want to start off by saying that everyone wants to be "special" so what do we do? We wear mass produced clothing so we can look like the billions of other "unique" people out there, but since not everyone can make thier own clothing I'll give society a pass on this one.
Why, if humans feel so idiosyncratic do we heard togeather like mindless sheep following the equally mindles throngs ? Is it because we have an instinctual knowledge of what happens to the one that strays to far from the safety of the heard or do we simply lack the colective balls as a race to say "Hey we are all different, do we really need to be 'unique'?" I mean do we really need these emo, goth, etc trends where we have these cookie-cutter kids all doing X Y Z in the exact same way. I have no problem with teenage angst, we all went through some, I feel angsty every now and then, comes with the horemones.