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.
Therefore, I can understand why people want to or feel the need to conform.
However, I’m at the point where I don’t care about what others think anymore. Before doing _______________, I would ask myself the following questions.
1. Why am I doing it?
2. Would I do it if no one was watching me?
3. Does it make me happy and/or is it related to my goals?
If 2 out of 3 questions are positive responses, I would probably do it. But personally, I’m not afraid of being the odd one out.
If it doesn’t make sense, I would ask questions. It might make me look “stupid”, but I’d rather know the reason than to follow along doing something just because everyone else is doing it.
Anyhow, I thought this video was very interesting and I would like to know your thoughts on this topic! Please share. 🙂
Thank you for reading!!
P.S. I am extremely tired and demotivated right now, so the next translation chapter might take a while. Sorry!