The pressure of society

Every year I grow older I come to notice more things wrong with the world. One of the main ones is society. We as a community, group, or world, force notions about many subjects upon each other.

A known quote by Albert Einstein is “am I, or are the others crazy?” this is a question that I asked myself many times and when I decided to google it I was very glad to know I was not the only one. No answer I found satisfied me. The best I could explain it to be is a state of reality morphed by nostalgia and the society norms shoved down our throats every second of every day. Yet that doesn’t answer the question. If I make the question simpler by saying ‘does my different view make me crazy’ you would say no unless that view was one society told you was wrong. If I was hearing voices that you could not hear I would be labelled ‘crazy’ which leads into the possibility that the crazy are the only ones that are sane while the rest of us run around like extras in a matrix film.

Psychology is a high school subject that I decided to continue to year 12. In this time students learn about many cases of psychological tests. Many are unethical today. One of the experiments was the Stanford prison experiment. After we studied this we later learnt that there were real cases of this occurrence that were much more gruesome. How after learning of these terrible things can you not question the state of humanities mind and expectations?
We treat our pets as humans yet we eat the ones we have not named without question, we believe criminals deserve the worst of fates but commit minimal crimes every day, we condemn murder but ask for the death penalty and we preach religious rules but break them every day.

Forget the weight shaming, the religious too and fro and realise we are all constantly manipulated into a box of unattainable expectation for our state of mind. To think outside that box is blasphemy despite the theories that suggest that one of the highest states of intelligence includes disregarding social pressure. As a society we contradict ourselves in that we imprison ourselves with social norms that should not be broken, (changes per culture) while also saying that we shouldn’t care what others think. We encourage being fit for example and want the female population and children to not starve themselves but we depict ourselves on TV, magazines and in other media as being ‘anorexic’ and that that is the size to strive for.
This particular example upsets me as when I was a teenager I tried constantly to be skinny but my body shape would never allow it. It upsets me further when my best friend has a fast metabolism and is the size of the girls in magazines. I do not hate her for this but rather feel helpless as people tell her she is too skinny despite being exactly what they strive for. I must clarify that she does NOT want to be this size and eats at least what I do.

We are only accepted if we conform yet we are celebrated for thinking outside the box. Am I crazy or is the world crazy?


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By nothinghappenswithouthope aka KEM

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Why am i participating in this? why am i hurting myself?

I think I just broke my own heart …

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Why am i participating in this? why am i hurting myself?

I think I just broke my own heart …

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