Well, we all see ourselves as different and it is good to be different yet, what if being different doesn't work out for you at all? What if being alone in your originality can some what be boring - conventional can be a good fallback position.
By following the normal customs and practices one can easily fall in societal backgrounds and follow the mediocre set of society. It is about you conforming to a set of standards which is seen as symbolic to society and will be able to welcome you straight in -with open arms.
By choosing a conventional path your agreeing to a set of standards and yes, it is hard to follow instructions and let alone instructions that are considered norm in society. You have to change your behaviour, your attitude and you actions - what ever you do is determined by what society expects from you.
At the end of the day if being accepted by society is all that you want well, going the conventional route wouldn't be such a bad idea.