Conformist

Jun. 29th, 2011 10:38 pm
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I'd like to run something past you all and get some thoughts. I'm pretty sure you're the right crowd for this...

Conformity. All around me, I have people obsessed with not conforming. One person is a teenager so I know at that age we all go through the "I don't want to conform" stage, but the other people are much older. One is my age and she simply obsesses about not conforming. Anytime I do anything (including going to see my father's grave on his birthday!) she tells me about how she wouldn't do that because it's conforming.

My question is, if you spend that much time worrying about not conforming, why are you any better than a conformist? I don't think about whether or not my actions conform. I question when, why, where, etc, but I feel like I make up my own mind about doing what I want. I don't think too much about what other people do or expect. I just do. If it happens to coincide with what others do, suddenly I'm a brainwashed zombie conformist? No. I don't think so. So, back to question, do you think a person who is worried about conforming is pretty much the same as everybody else or is there some difference I'm missing?

Who cares? I probably shouldn't. I'm just bored of hearing it. Feels a little conformist for someone to say they are a non-conformist at this point.

While we're at it, am I the only one amused by this post that goes around facebook (and has gone around in email format as well)? "15 year old girl holds hands with her 1 year old son. People call her a slut. No-one knows she was raped at 13. People call a girl fat. No-one knows she has a serious disease which causes her to be over weight. People call an old man ugly. No-one knows he had a serious injury to his face while fighting for our country in the war. Re post this if you are against bullying and stereotyping. Bet none of you will" (or pass on the email if you are against bullying. Bet you won't!)

Isn't that challenge sort of a bullying tactic? Maybe you should learn to stop bullying other people into agreeing with you, hmmm?

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