As a teenager I had a black and white poster in my room (I think Mom got it for me) that had a quote from Henry David Thoreau - "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
Add to that the lyrics of my favorite teenager 1968 song by Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay and you begin to understand the music I followed. :)
so I guess I'll remain the same"