The article “Top 10 Reasons Why People Abuse Drugs” and the story “Brave New World” both dig into the dystopian element of fitting into a society and what happens if one does not blend in with everyone. Bernard from Brave New World is “odd, odd, odd”(87) in a world full of ordinary people. Although Bernard wants to be his own person and not conform to society’s standards he falls to pressure from his peers. Aldous Huxley is portraying to society that some people not just in dystopias, but in real life try to fit in and be cool. He’s getting to the point that individuality is slowly diminishing because people have a need to act like everyone else. An example of this is the use of drugs, and in Brave New World the use of soma. In “Top 10 Reasons Why People Abuse Drugs” the author says “They start to use drugs because they want to fit in.” This is showing that people are losing their own beliefs and thoughts based on what their peers are doing. In Brave New World Bernard tries to defy the norm of their society but gets sucked into it, “In the end she persuaded him to swallow four tablets of soma.”(104) The authors are giving their readers cautionary advice that fitting in and looking cool right now is using drugs and that there needs to be a solution to stop it. In life today there is the thought that conforming to society and being like everyone else is the right and best thing to do, but what happens when the population loses all creativity and individuality? If everyone becomes alike there will be no new and unique inventions, no real feelings and no originality of any kind. People must keep their uniqueness in order to flourish as a society.