Hello Mister/Miss Normal
Hope you’re doing well. Yet, I doubt you’re doing any better than I do.
As you know, we all have our turns at the limelight once in a while. And for the rest, we do what we do best – pull each other down because we fear authenticity both in ourselves and others.
We crave for order, control and systematic execution of life. I understand, we humans are social beings and our society is built on a system of roles, expectations, stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination, all with good intentions – to survive and thrive together as a human race.
When we come across a way of life (ideas, behavior, gender, beliefs, skills, thoughts, race, and aspirations to name a few) that doesn’t make sense to us or is not what we’re familiar with or follow as a majority, we tend to collectively condemn it. I understand, we chastise deviance, unpredictability, or difference only because we want to preserve our species in the long run.
We as a society mean well, yet how can we progress or evolve into a better individual or species of impeccable manners who lead a fulfilling and purposeful life, if we continue to belittle, reprimand or suppress anyone who dares to be their authentic self?
Think about it. Besides, there’s a lot to be said and done and we’ll dig deeper into those matters in our future correspondence.
A Wayward (Child, Adolescent and Adult)
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