To my dear readers,
I haven’t written a personal post in such a long time! But I was inspired by my friend Karen’s Social conformity post so I wanted to write one as well.
Karen shared the following video:
Honestly, I was shocked by how not a single person asked what was going on and continued standing up after the beeping sound purely because everyone else was doing it.
Although I might have stood up if I was placed in the same situation, I know I would have asked the others why they were doing so.
To me, if it doesn’t make sense, I need an answer.
If I was told, “I’m standing up because everyone is standing up.” I would personally go up to the front desk and ask why the beeping sound = standing up. Are we being recorded? Is this some type of fitness challenge?
If the front desk cannot give me an answer, I would sit back down even if it was uncomfortable.
People may or may not believe me, but I am somewhat of a rebel.
In the past, I have always tried to conform to society and everyone else around me because I wanted to be treated well. I wanted everyone’s approval because I felt like it would make my life better.
By conforming, it would definitely make life a lot easier. You would fit right in and no one would challenge you.
It’s kind of like peer pressure. Why do kids smoke? Most of the time, it’s because their peers smoke and they want to fit in. By refusing to follow the crowd, you might get excluded or treated poorly. Continue reading “Conforming to society!?”