” Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
-John F. Kennedy
That is an order!
Conforming is the easy way out, but if you don’t want it easy, stand out.
Be bold and be brave.
No matter how I used to always conform to society, I wouldn’t be successful.
And that’s because I was seen as different to them.
Conformity is the definition of being average.
Because you want to be like everyone else.
The most accomplished people never conformed to anything, no matter how easy it would have been for them to conform.
They kept going and going, despite the resistance against them.
And that’s why they’re remembered as greats.
You see, the conformity of today is to go to college, and major in either engineering or in the medical field.
Because that’s what the average people do.
The reason our world changes is because there are brave people willing to break our societal norms.
And, anyone can do that.
Let me give you a list of people who defied conformity:
1. Abraham Lincoln
It’s funny how when he was still alive, nobody really liked him…
And now he is one of the best presidents the U.S has ever seen.
He was so unpopular that he was assassinated.
But, if he conformed to what those people were saying, there would probably still be slavery in the country of the United States.
2. Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs defied conformity by dropping out of college.
These days, when the status quo is to do good in school and go to college, Steve showed that you didn’t need a college degree to be what you want to be.
3. Mohandas Gandhi
This great independence leader non-violently protested among the British colonialists.
He did it even if he knew he would be shot dead by them.
Unfortunately, he was assassinated in 1948.
The assignment is to do something that is considered unusual in society.
Disclaimer: Not anything illegal!
A good example would be when you’re at a store, and while you’re checking your items out, tell the person who’s checking your stuff out that you want a discount.
Yes, a discount.
Another good example would be to lay down or dance in the street.
People will look at you crazy, and may call you names, but that is a clear example of not conforming to other’s expectations.
It is due when you leave a comment below.
Remember: I’m ALWAYS watching you. 🙂
” The human race is a herd. Here we are, unique, eternal aspects of consciousness with an infinity of potential, and we have allowed ourselves to become an unthinking, unquestioning blob of conformity and uniformity. A herd. Once we concede to the herd mentality, we can be controlled and directed by a tiny few. And we are.”
Believe it or not, we have all had ambitions at some point.
Some of us keep it, while the others take a dose of reality and get rid of it.
Those who got rid of their ambitions conformed to the people who were saying that their dreams can never come true.
According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, the word conformity means the behavior that is the same as the behavior of most other people in a society, group, etc.
Don’t be like everyone else, separate yourself from the pack!
Remember that you’re AWESOME!