How to Identify Yourself With the Society

How to Identify Yourself With the Society

9 Νοεμβρίου, 2022 0 By admin

Sometimes we are reminded of the struggles of some individuals in transcending the mediocrity of the tings in our society, the ordinariness of things that our society continues to pursue and to achieve. On our society today, where a certain expectation is imposed, I can sense that a lot of pressures and anxieties are emerging as results of these demands. Every time you opened the television for example, you are amazed at how some people go to the extent of looking good. It is not that people are against the whole thing but then the things that are being promoted beauty enhancing products for instance and all the gadgets for shaping the body sometimes go to the extent of demanding from the people and the society to look good because the society expects everyone to look good. As a result, the identity of each person in the society becomes obscured. Everyone is expected to go for what is fashionable and what is appearing to the society.

Not only does fashion victimize society but also this certain behaviorism that is expected of each one. Men are taught not to cry because tears show cowardice and weakness. Women, on the other hand, are taught to always give way to the strength of men to the point of giving up their own sense of sexuality. I am not advocating a certain equality of gender. I am just trying to point out the way our society brings up men and women, all individuals are well. Isn’t it a fact that man is created unique and special? If this is so, a certain commonality is impossible and it would be even more outrages to impose it to all individuals.

However, the challenge of rising above these structures and the mediocrity of structures that our society has established can be risky. Controversy arises every time a individual tries to break away from the status quo. Take Socrates for example, he died out of his advocacy to challenge individuals to live a normal life. He questioned the immortality of the society as pursued by the Sophists. Isn’t it a fact that what is temporal and the invisible, eternal? Beauty and the superficial things that our society imposes on every individual are nothing compared to what is essential, and that is, each of our character. Becoming more is a risk that one should take especially in times like these. It is but a challenge that each one should shoulder on because, otherwise, the structures of society will more and more swallow the identity of each individual.