“In a world where oppression is the daily bread, living a little is often demonized.”
Growing up, we are taught certain things that eventually shape how we view and experience the world. Our behaviors and ideas are influenced by unseen societal forces that teach us to obey instructions and to to act according to expectations. There are systems to be followed. Norms to be respected and standards to be maintained. Altogether, we are taught to give a damn. Just a recent realization that I made : society is anyone who is not me. I have come to believe that every human being harbors certain beliefs that are influenced by certain forces or experiences. These ideas and beliefs are diffused from one person to another through interaction, and the cycle goes on and on.
However, there comes a time when you realize there is probably a different way of doing things. You discover new ways of praying. It becomes clear that red lipstick can be worn by anyone. You breath a little and start to live life. You grab those clothes you have been burying in your closet. Go on road trips with the people close to you. Break the norms. Cross the line. Most importantly, you learn and unlearn.
To be continued…