I think I’m going to explore this a little more in a multi-part series of posts: what is up with society’s standards? Who imposes them, and why do we as individuals put so much stock in them when trying to decide who we are? While there are some things that are generally socially unacceptable, a lot of things that get snubbed or shunned are generally harmless and are a part of a person’s creative expression. I’ve always been an individual, and rarely have I put much stock into what society thinks I should do with my life or personality. The more I look at the world, and the more I settle into myself and become comfortable being this person (it’s a long, ongoing process), the more I wonder about these things.
Some ideas I’d like to explore:
1. Standards of beauty/body image.
2. Standards of entertaining oneself
There are probably more, but those were the ones that have been flitting about my brain and catching the attention of my attentively deficient curiosity. Basically, I want to know not so much where these ‘standards’ come from or how/why they became ‘standard’, but more like… why should I really care about them?
Quite a bit of the feedback I’ve been getting is from people who are individuals and not afraid to be so. It’s really encouraging to know that there are people out there who don’t care what the world thinks or says, and aren’t afraid to be themselves. So thank you for the feedback thus far, and hopefully I can continue to be pleasantly cynical about said topics.