Is it true that conformity almost always leads to a deadening of individual creativity and energy? Is non-conformity almost always to be welcomed?

Conformity is an essential element that helps to maintain standards of work ethics. It has a different role in every aspect of professionalism, and its robust implementation depends upon the nature of the job. It will be false to say that it always leads to deadening of individual creativity and energy.

Let us throw some light on the various aspects where conformity is actively implemented and where non-conformity to be welcomed. Creativity must not have any boundaries. If one works only in accordance with the specified rules and satisfies only common beliefs, then output is bound to be mediocre and non-creative. Creativity comes from imagination and thinking out of the box. However, if an individual is forced to work in conformity with something or someone, then there is no space left for personal creativity and energy. The energy that the potential individual holds goes in vain. Mostly the organizations such as educational institutes like schools and colleges and workplaces like companies guides individuals to work only in the conventional way.

On the other side, non-conformity can be welcomed where there is some form of invention and experiments involved. For new inventions, one needs a free space physically and mentally. If he is under the influence of strict rules, chances to produce something unique will be very less. For example, scientists, artists, architects and many more. There is no denying the fact that non-conformity may lead to detrimental effects, but in close supervision, these can be easily wiped out.

In a nutshell, if we keep a healthy and free environment for an individual where he can put his entire talent and energy to complete the assigned task in a required manner, the results will be incremental and fruitful. We must pave a way to the notion of non-conformity.