Conformity is very important to the teenager; it is what allows us to survive, and even thrive. I would know, as a police officer, I have do deal with problems from nonconformity every day. Look at this example
I can do whatever I want! It's a free country!
Jason is driving down the road when he decides that he wants to follow his own rules.
Who cares about the light! I'm going!
Jason failed to see the car coming from his right, and as a result someone else.
As a result of his actions, Jason sustained serious harm, and went to jail.
You can bet that Jason wishes he had acted like these smart drivers, who, because they conformed, will do no harm to themselves or others.