Being different isn’t easy. There is tremendous social pressure to conform, and certainly the people “at the top” who are trying to shape society rely on this. They can count on a certain number of people to belittle and shame the ones who do not conform to agendas. They envision a society where everyone gives up on thinking for themselves, eventually relenting and following the status quo because it’s just easier.
In life it’s important for each of us to draw our line in the sand. I will never agree to such a society.
We have the personal choice and free will to overcome the narrow viewpoint, and the demand that we all conform to a one-world ideology. We have the personal power to shape a society that is open-minded and respectful of many points of view. We have the love within us to build the rich and diverse society of which humanity is capable.
Why would we or should we ever settle for less?
“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.”
~ Albert Einstein
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This theme is often on my mind but in particular recently as I’ve been writing a post about social comparison and at the same time explaining to people why my son is going to a forest school instead of a mainstream school! I really love the way you’ve written this. Compassionately choosing to be ourselves
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Thank you, Christina. I had not heard of a forest school until now. I’m intrigued, as I’m a huge lover of nature and trees, Henry David Thoreau, and the indigenous wisdom of learning from nature. I just went to your blog to follow you, and I see some really interesting posts there. I’m going to return to do more reading.