My father said that it is good to be unique than to be the first. Why? Because the second will be ready to shake us from the first position. When we decide to be the unique or different person that the others, we do not have any rival.
But, to be the unique one is also difficult. Because people not always accepted us as the different ‘one’. They maybe rejected us by using many reasons and excuses.
Whatever, just choose what’s good for you. Good luck!