Thinking outside of the box is different to the appearance of being eccentric or anything that evokes images of precarious mental health.
Anyone who listens to his or her own thoughts and feelings is likely to have a unique and personal way of seeing and being. In some quarters, such a sensibility is probably described as style.
Yes, we all want to be seen and heard. In an ideal world we should have these wishes granted, on our own terms.
No one should have to make a weird spectacle of his or her self for this to happen.
We have the outlets nowadays. All we need to be is ourselves, strange as this idea might seem.