A large, substantial part of our lives is spent falling in line – of expectations made of us, of sticking yourself in a literal or metaphorical queue for whatever it is, or simply blending in with your surrounds just so you don’t stick your ass out like a sore thumb. Why do we try so hard? Sure, we are indeed somewhat biologically wired to want to fit in societally, because we are social creatures and thrive on the acknowledgement of our social groups. We sway to group pressures and bend in conformity, obsess over broadcasting our status, and act like someone we’re not. Does this actually do more harm than good? What if you don’t belong?

Oh dear irony that is us, to want to assert our own individuality yet constantly seek affirmation from others.


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