During P.D.R. (personal development and relationships) class, (Health), we were talking about what pressure society has on us to do things or act a certain way. The same-old, same-old. But for once, I let my mind actually dwell on this subject. I pondered away and thought what has happened to one's descretion. Has it declined?
So far, all I've been able to prove is that most people don't talk to other people, and some give others a good reason not to. The popular crowd, you know who you are, does a fair number on society, mostly school and other educational and learning enviroments.
It has been my experience, that this impacts females especially as the are more apt to be concerned about what other people think. In the class, we also talked about people not associating with others because they aren't like them.
Why are we so concered about what others think? I don't really care myself, but why do other people? I can see it being a boost to self-esteem, but after a time, it can go to your head and you mess yourself up even more.
I don't really know about this as much, as my town only has 5000 people, and just over 500 in my school. It's not that big, you know most people in grades close to you.
Another thing that has badly affected society is our pointless concern about our "image". We do so many things to improve how others see us, when in the long run, we are slowly drowning our individuality? So many people do things that they probably don't even think they need to do, to improve the way people see them.
It amazes me though, little things let you see in the soul of other people for who they really are. No matter if they act good or bad.
There's a guy in my class, well there's plenty of them, they dress and act like gangsters. They don't do their homework, they don't pay attention in class, and things like that. They wear baggy clothes and have G-unit hats.
But I walked by one guy in class and we accidentally bumped into each other, and our binders and books fell. To my complete and utter amazement, he helped pick them up and we both appologized quickly and we walked away.
We have T.V. to thank for messing up most of the modern world, because the commercials have corrupted many a good person into believing that they need to be a certain type of person to fit in.
So what does this mean? Nothing, just me venting.