In any other time the majority would say it would be good to be eccentric but in our time we think its bad to be unconventional. So we are no different than our ancestors. Our morality like our ancestors is forced upon us by brain washing. The problem with the world is that the stupid are cocksure while the wise are full of doubt.
By definition being eccentric is to be 'irregular' or 'different.' This works both ways in my opinion. Yes it is good to have diversities, people who stand out in a positive way who we can look to and set examples. On the same token there are eccentric people who are too radical and would be counterproductive to the improvement of civilization. For instance Muslim extremists.. Imagine having the eccentric qualities their leaders possess.. Even actors display qualities that are undesirable.. Imagine having everyone acting like Johnny depps jack sparrow character lol.