Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Doesn't REALLY exist!
We were discussing this in english class, and it's a topic that is continually reocurring everywhere. I've noticed it on chictopia, in school, and just listening in on conversations around me in public.

Basically, i've reached one conclusion from all the opinions i've gathered...

Conformity is a cycle.

To conform is a terrible thing, so we become nonconformist. But in our nonconformity, we're all conforming to each other's nonconformity.
Look at the goths, to use stereotypes, which i don't typically believe in, but i'm just making a point. These are people who all fight to be different, but in reality, they're all the same, and they're all conforming to their idea of breaking the system.
I believe true nonconformity comes from conforming to everything. In short, being who you want to be.

In the song Admit it!!! by Say Anything, the singer addresses this. It's hard to explain in my own words, so here is the youtube:

And why don't we reference the ultimate nonconformist who conformed, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Conformity is the enemy of originality. However, to completely reject conformity is not only impossible, it ruins your human experience. He contradicts himself, and even addressed it once. He said that one must live fully, and express himself. He said that to be great is to be misunderstood. In this he meant, one day, think one thing, but then, when you have some sort of epiphany that evening, the next day, feel free to contradict yourself, even though people will misunderstand you, because you need to live freely and speak everything you believe, loud and clear. You need to be yourself. Let others catch up to you.


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