What is socially acceptable and what will have you at a loss?
What are societal norms and what is frowned upon?
If you view the world with a cynical mind and a skeptical heart, you may be as perplexed as I am. Then you may often wonder why so many endure these self inflicted philosophical wounds. Do people self censor, due to the fear of not fitting in? Is this a survival instinct or are people simply afraid to be lonely, an outcast?
I will continually hear the same thing being repeated. Over and over, time and time again. I think to myself, do people actually believe what they say, do they understand what they repeat? What is the basis for this mantra of self censorship and self hypnosis?
What am I missing out on, for not adhering to the current narrative in public?
What am I depriving myself of, for not simply toeing the line?
My life is rather great, I have very little to complain about and even my complaints are more than likely self inflicted.
People who know me, know that when I offer an opinion, that it is truly what I think or feel. My friends have referred to me as “comically honest”. People have been turned off by my personality at first acquaintance, but the more they get to know me, they realize, “it’s nothing personal”.
Maybe I have missed out on past opportunities and relationships, but I do not find myself with regret.
In today’s world of measuring happiness, fairness, privilege and equality, I often find myself immune from the symptoms of hypnosis or censorship.
I am cordial on a case by case basis, yet I do not feel inclined to placate. I do not seek out conflict, rather conflict finds me more often than not. That conflict though is more conversational than confrontational.
In closing, tell me where I am wrong.
Tell me what I am missing out on and the benefits of self censorship and self hypnosis.
The title refers to my idea of the more people repeating what is currently considered acceptable, the more buy into the mantra, which forms the mind-frame, regardless of whether they understand or not.
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