The word "flow" is in reference to the status quo or the norm, as to which most peoples are following because the activity is the latest trend.
Each of us are individuals. We all make our own decisions, including whether or not to go with the flow in society. The flow can range from anything from cutting of the eyebrows to using the "N" word to identify a friend, other than that of his or her name. As individuals, originality sometimes don't always make us the most popular people, especially for the youth and teens growing up in today's trend defined generation. I believe that originality is the key to self-esteem because differentiation is what brighten us individually. Mark my words: You are who you are for reason.
Rapper Soulja Boy comes to mind when it comes to designs in the eyebrows. Personally, I don't believe that there is anything wrong with trimming or getting designs in your eyebrows. I would think that it's easier for our sight (laughs).
Why the "N" word?
There are two words that should have been left in history: the N-Word and Cracker. By the way, history begins now.
More in depth, going with the flow does has its short-term benefits but anything that has a time range is not helpful to anyone's future. Wearing make-up just because your friend Jessica wear it doesn't mean that you should or your other friends should either. Notably, just because your boy Scooter wears his pants knee-deep doesn't mean you have to walk around like a fool, too. Although, some of my views are direct, I understand the challenge of being original...
There were times as a youth that I hated myself, because I felt that people didn't understand me so something was truly wrong with me. I know the feeling; it's painful. It's devastating to think about. In that stage of my life I wasn't myself, and (honestly) didn't know who I was trying to be. All I know was that I couldn't be myself because it was wrong, as if it was a sin. Sigh.
With God's hand, I've been able to discover how to love myself more than ever. Going with the flow has destroyed and damaged many great souls, don't let yours be one of them. What's really best for you is stay who you best are. There are music artist that tried to change their style to be more mainstream and now are irrelevant in the industry and elsewhere. Like John Stuart Mill once said, "Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of."