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What do you think is the difference between refusing being "a slave to society" or just being plain stupid about it?
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Posted 8/2/15

underlock wrote:


Dabossman26 wrote:

Being a slave to society:
- Following all stereotypes even if they don't agree with them
- Never questioning anything that happens (if it affects you in a negative way or if you don't agree with it)
Being Stupid:
- trying to act superior by trying to be different
- Doing dumb things to be different (second thing anzn mentioned)
- Following trends that are supposed to be "rebellious"


Bullshit. Slaves to society do not exist. It's just something hateful you people created within your mind.


Love how you quote me for no reason even though you could have just posted your reply without needing to quote me. If you don't agree, then just say so. Also, how is anything we say hateful? I'm pretty sure you just want attention... Please move along
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Posted 8/2/15

anzn wrote:

A lot of you must hear about some crazy person doing something (most likely online) where they feel the need to do certain things in order to tell/show people that they won't follow societies expectations of them.

Like women not shaving their arm pits or men whipping their man junk out in public(?).
Those are stupid. I feel if you wanna sorta rebel against society, its not a good idea to really try to publicize it.
People who do that seem to do it purely out of spite.

I think what you should do is just not let people tell you what to do, what to be like, or what you should do, really. And not out of spite, just simply because you don't want to.


I think you really hit the nail on the head there. A lot of people seem to think that they have to go over-the-top to be free from societal pressures. Really, all it takes is being yourself. If you're doing things you don't like simply to "rebel against society," then what's the point? Now you're free from society, but you're a slave to the "rebellion."

I don't think rebelling against society is really the answer. I think it's just feeling comfortable in your own skin. If you feel comfortable in your skin and you happen to also conform to what society tends to expect, then that's fine. If you feel comfortable in your skin and you don't happen to conform to what society expects in every way, then that's fine too.

I just wish people would stop acting like it's one way or the other. You either conform completely to society or you don't. People need to just start feeling better about themselves.
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Slave: insolence
ignorance : for stupids
Knowing : for a healthy and carefree life.
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Posted 8/3/15

Irishsushi wrote:

Because people want to be different, even though they are basically just joining a different group :/


Yes, this is what mostly happens. All you have to do is use reverse psychology and they end up toeing the line.

Mother always said that she's a slave to the bank until the mortgage was paid.

Many people including big sis stopped going to church by the time they were 16 but returned to church just to have their children christened so their children would have a chance to get into the most popular church school which is better academically than the average state school. A few months of Sundays, child get christened, parents stop going to church until the child turns school age. Child get in the school parents drop out of church again never to return unless they have more children.
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It's usually easier to go with the flow and follow the rules. Unless you enjoy attention, don't purposely make yourself stick out since some of that attention will undoubtedly be negative.

Simply being unique doesn't make you better or more useful. If you wish to be different, be different in a positive and useful way so that you can inspire others to follow your example. For instance, when I see that someone has exceptionable table manners and is extremely polite, yet friendly, I respect them more. That's something different. Whether you like it or not, you are part of a society and you, therefore, have some responsibility to play your part.

If you are simply behaving differently to stand out, where's the value? Where's the benefit? Do things that are reasonable and people will think you are reasonable, and that goes a long way. Oh, and don't get into anyone's way. A lot of people seem to complain because people around them "are mean" but they turn around and do the same thing by not being courteous to others.

When being different:
-Don't place an undue burden on others (HUGE application here even though it's a simple rule)
-Determine the benefit for yourself
-Determine the benefits for others
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Posted 8/3/15 , edited 8/3/15
As long as you don't infringe on another person's rights, then it doesn't really matter.

There is no law that says a woman needs to shave her armpits. More than anything else, potential mates are simply likely to find it unattractive. It's essentially equivalent to farting in public, no law against it, but people may not like it.

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People don't want to be what's now known as "basic". So they do crap like this which everyone else is doing. So in a way, rebelling against society is now a part of our society and it doesn't really make much of a difference. Let's say I don't shave my armpits for a really long time. I don't expect anyone to care expect myself or my family/friends. A stranger's opinion on my body shouldn't matter to me unless it's for health purposes!
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Posted 8/3/15

tkayt wrote:


Irishsushi wrote:

Because people want to be different, even though they are basically just joining a different group :/


Yes, this is what mostly happens. All you have to do is use reverse psychology and they end up toeing the line.

Mother always said that she's a slave to the bank until the mortgage was paid.

Many people including big sis stopped going to church by the time they were 16 but returned to church just to have their children christened so their children would have a chance to get into the most popular church school which is better academically than the average state school. A few months of Sundays, child get christened, parents stop going to church until the child turns school age. Child get in the school parents drop out of church again never to return unless they have more children.

Interesting I can say the same. Never gone to church and don't plan on ever taking my kids.
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Posted 8/3/15
carter reynolds?
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Closed because OP nuked.
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