Being an individual is described as 'peculiar'. Not many people want to feel peculiar. They want to feel normal, just like everybody else. Individuality is a wonderful thing, though, that can only be accomplished by loving yourself.
Once I got in high school, I began to be my own person. When first got into high school I was still that shy quiet girl that no one really wanted to get to know but I found it important for myself to be an individual. I started dressing the way I wanted, talking(or not talking) the way I wanted, and just being me! Instead of being known as that shy quiet girl, I started to be known as that fashionista, that girl who looked like she walked out of a fashion magazine. People wanted to get to know me for me!
The point I'm making is that you do not need to act or be anyone else but you! No one's better at being you then well...YOU!