So, why is the "odd one" always "out"? Why isn't the phrase, "The odd one shines," or "The odd one brings new perspectives and opportunities." Surely we need a culture that embraces the different, for how else are we to elevate ourselves as a species and learn? Because until we truly embrace diversity as strength and individuality as marvellous - nobody really belongs, we all simply "fit in" as cogs in some machine that don't quite see what we are a small part of. It is those "odd ones" who step out from the machine and look back in horror, who desperately try to warn the others that the "machine" is causing damage, that we aren't supposed to be "cogs." Perhaps the "odd ones" are there to bring us the rare victories, the "odd win."