I think humans (at least in the West) are completely schizophrenic when it comes to this mantra of ‘being unique’.
On one hand we all want to be unique, on the other hand most people do exactly the same things as other people do.
On one hand we want to be different, on the other hand we criticize or bully or shut out the ones who dare.
On the one hand we want to be special, on the other hand we envy those who are.
In the end, there is nothing unique in trying to be unique and all the while most people end up average.