Thinking different is what a lot of people like to in-vision themselves doing. But the act of actually doing it can be difficult. But you want to not be scared of doing things differently. If you are doing things in relation to what you actually want do.
The aspect of doing things in accord with what is true to your own nature is golden. Whenever you are listing to yourself life will be more enjoyable. When I was younger I listened to what those who were around me were telling me to do. But you know what I did I decided to take time to listen to myself.
The experiences we have in life and also the people we meet in life can either teach us or harm us. So take the time to remember thinking different is ok. There is nothing wrong with actually thinking outside of the box instead of being limited by it.