It is scary. It is at times lonely. But it is honest and necessary.
I've escaped herds many times. They're everywhere. Anywhere there are people. There are even herds of people who refuse to be a part of a herd.
The gravitational pull is always towards a herd mentality. But even though you will be warned that you are making a big mistake, you know deep within that your escape is the most important thing you can do.