Thursday, September 08, 2005

Thoughts on Social Conformity

Maybe social conformity is the reason
that groups of people intimidate me.

the wrong line

consistently
I define minority
I don’t understand why
people cannot affect
my eyes
self-preservation
doesn’t come naturally
not bravery or naiveté
genetic vulnerability

a fool

an overgrown puppy
I rush in

the room crashes all over me

I feel anxiety

I've done something horribly wrong

The strangest part is that people think that I have a choice about this.


—me strauss Letting me be

4 comments:

Cheryl said...

I want to say "Me too!"

Analyse that.

Funny how the Punks worshipped anarchy but all looked much the same.

I like to think I am brave (or possibly mildly autistic) but I hope I am not just saying it because your post makes me want to associate. I appear to be experiencing both truths at once.

ME Strauss said...

Hey Cheryl,
My friend, Luke says that bravery and vulnerability are a powerful combination. Nothing wrong with opposing truths. Highly creative people tend to have them.

I like it that you want to say me too! Thanks. Me too to you too!

smiles,
Liz

garnet said...

I admit I'm still confused and daunted by the pressure of the majority. In other words, I still don't "embrace" my differentness completely. Maybe it's because I act and look "normal" on the outside; therefore normal behavior is expected. But the pixie is starting to assert itself! It's not so much about being brave, as being true to yourself. Yes, it takes courage, but as you said, it's not a choice.

ME Strauss said...

Garnet,
It's about learning how you are alike AND how you are different. Then being proud of both. At least that's what I'm finding out.

It seems to me that more of us feel different than we know.

smiles,
Liz