Oh how insecure and feeble people are today, its astounding. There are always lots of somebodies that always take everything to heart, as if they always feel that they’re beneath the stereotypes. Many take offense when they think it infringes on their pride; when they feel a racial comment applies to them deeply; when they just give the undeserved reputation to their offender.
In fact, I already outlined my point for those who may or not have caught it right above- somebodies. Individual. Unique meat-bag compared to all the others around them. But the masses, they forget these simple base concepts more often than they breathe just to stay alive.
So much to say, so lots of time…
I want to encourage the current and the slightly-behind-current generations to rise above the rather silly societal standards our ancestors established for us. While most will helplessly follow them, I hope that you won’t. Why? Because you know better than that. You have evolved beyond making the same mistakes, both mental and practical. Even if you follow some religious guidelines, don’t forget what you can actually see, smell, and feel right before you. Morals are excellent guidelines to use as such, but always with a grain of salt called critical thinking.
Taking offense to anything you see or hear is but admitting that the source is right to some level and degree, and that their statement could actually apply to you. Is it actually so? Once again, everything depends on your reaction to it. Take it too seriously or as far as to heart, and you give that source credit that they don’t necessarily deserve. While stereotypes certainly hold some general truths, they are that of the past today. Most of you weren’t even alive when a good deal of those were formed and held at least some truth to them. At the same time, most cultures back then were millennium times more narrow-minded and stubborn than where we all stand today. So why would any of you take ANY personal offense in things said and based on the past? With your knowledge and understanding today, are you really willing to credit the mentality of the past?
On a personal level, the same rules apply. Who is anyone to tell you that you are beneath either them or some norm that they deem acceptable? Just because you live a different life than they do does not make them an authority over yours. When a particular case overlaps enough to actually apply on some level, instead of allowing yourself to be brought down by it, why not let it roll off your shoulder and use it to improve yourself? Become better. Become that much better, on your own terms, to render that statement completely false and irrelevant. Be strong, believe in yourself, and recognize your own flaws only in your own mind, not the minds of others around you.
By nature, most of us are egoistical, whether we choose to acknowledge it or not. Everyone has their own image and ideals of right and wrong. Remember this though, you’re not alone in this world. You have to reach agreements with others in order to survive. So I’ll encourage you to better yourself with every possible perspective in mind, but at the end, yours being the best-fit to your own life.
Defy the established rules if and only you understand them, where they came from, and why they should be changed with respect to both yourself and those around you.
To prove a point- I bet many of your are noticing some poor grammar used in the block of text above. It is indeed so; however, it doesn’t make my message any less than what it is. I don’t promote nor illiteracy nor improper grammar, but it was done here to prove the same old point. Hidden corrections were made based on feedback I received.