Traditional vs. Eccentric: How to Choose which?

Traditional vs. Eccentric: How to Choose which?
24 Oct 2022

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There are two main ways of doing things: the traditional way, and the eccentric way. Both have their pros and cons, and it can be tough to decide which is right for you. In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between traditional and eccentric methods, and help you decide which is best for you!

Traditional vs. Eccentric: What’s the difference?

The traditional way is all about doing things the way they have always been done. It’s about following the rules and sticking to what is known and comfortable. The eccentric way is all about breaking the rules and doing things in a unique and out-of-the-box way.

Traditional vs. Eccentric: The Pros and Cons

There are pros and cons to both traditional and eccentric methods. Let’s take a look at some of them:

Traditional Pros

• Tried and true methods that have stood the test of time
• Usually more accepted by others, since it is the “normal” way of doing things
• Can be more efficient since there is less room for error

Traditional Cons

• Can be boring, and lack creativity
• May not work in every situation
• Can be inflexible

Eccentric Pros

• Can be fun and creative
• May find new and better ways of doing things that traditional methods cannot offer
• Can be more flexible since it is not bound by rules

Eccentric Cons

• May not be accepted by others since it is not the “normal” way of doing things
• Can be less efficient since there is more room for error
• Can be chaotic and overwhelming

Examples Between Traditional and Eccentric

Let’s look at a few examples to help illustrate the differences between traditional and eccentric methods:


• You go to school, get good grades, and then get a job.
• You buy a house, a car, and other “adult” things.
• You get married, have kids, and live happily ever after.
• You can have a traditional burial service when you die.
• You go on vacation to popular tourist destinations.


• You go to school, get good grades, and then drop out to start your own company.
• You buy a van and live in it while you travel the country.
• You get married, have kids, and then get divorced.
• You can have a green burial service when you die, where you are buried without a casket in a natural setting.
• You go on vacation to unusual and off-the-beaten-path places, like Chernobyl or the North Pole.

Traditional vs. Eccentric: How to Choose?

So, how do you choose between traditional and eccentric methods? It really depends on what you are looking for. If you want something that is tried and true and more accepted by others, then traditional methods may be best for you. But if you are looking for something that is more fun, creative, and flexible, then eccentric methods may be better suited for you. There is no right or wrong answer – it all depends on your personal preference!

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, travel and food writer, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, and social media strategist. Craig likes to travel, go camping, go on road trips, watch movies, build stuff, operate the grill, and sing with his band. Craig is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space.

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