We are seeing massive friction in the world right now. Fighting between groups is rooted in a need for control, in an effort to make other people conform to a particular societal and global world view.
Why do humans have such a need to make others conform to their consensual reality?
In some cases, individuals are insecure within themselves. They have not worked on making their own inner landscape solid. They are always looking for the external approval from a group that they are “okay”. Then there are the personalities that enjoy controlling others simply because they derive pleasure from power.
Every problem comes down to solving the root cause. I believe peace will have a real chance when humans overcome their need for control and conformity. It all begins with each of us.
“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
~ Rita Mae Brown
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
~ J. Krishnamurti
“It’s weird not to be weird.” ~ John Lennon
“Any fool can make a rule and any fool will mind it.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
~ John F. Kennedy
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