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Social Norms?

  1. Do you think it is more important to be accepted by the public eye than to just be yourself? Or perhaps a combination of the two?

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  2. stressingoutstudent
    Member

    I think it is crucial that a person be true to themselves. It's up to the individual to gauge how importand public opinion is to them.

    However, if a person's individuality is destructive either to him/herself or to others, that crosses the line.

    So, like most things, there needs to be balance between the two.

  3. strawberryindigo
    Member

    It is essential in my view to be true to yourself. The public will respect you for that, for you are being true to them as well. Someone will always find something offensive, there are a panorama of views out there. Try your best not to offend, but don't lose yourself trying to please everyone.

  4. Be true to yourself. Chances are there isn't a Public norm, but rather a magnitude of individuals doing the best they can. Shakespeare said it best "To Thine Own Self Be True..." Hamlet Act One Scene Three, my favorite of his plays, and perhaps one of the most profound scenes that I've been exposed to. Check it out

  5. It is not necessary to be accepted by anyone unless you wish to have 1,000,000 hits on your Youtube page.

  6. I certainly don't wish to be accepted by everyone but I have over 1,000,000 hits on one of my YouTube videos.

  7. Wishful thinking then, you are definitely accepted by EVERYone. Or knowing you, maybe you used one of them voodoo titles on your video that just makes people want to click :p

  8. Haha! Wow. I love that all of you say to stay true to your self. If makes me feel like I am doing the right thing by not fitting in. Thank you all for commenting. :)

  9. I am tired of trying to fit into a "norm." I am me, and I have issues, but that makes me all the more loveable and unique. :P

  10. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Be yourself! There are over six billion people on this planet. If someone doesn't like you there's still over six billion other people to talk to.
    It's all good.

  11. Why can't we click on your name and see your blog? Was that your "self" that got you booted?

    Cliche questions deserve cliche answers, I suppose. Should I be accepted by the public or should I be myself? That question is designed to get a cliche answer... so it did...

    ""Haha! Wow. I love that all of you say to stay true to your self. If makes me feel like I am doing the right thing by not fitting in."

    If you are purposely seeking to not fit in, you are not being your "self." You are acting out rebellion. Why don't you ask the question underneath that question. Underneath, there is a much better question.

  12. It depends where the 'public eye' is and which public the eye belongs to. When I lived in an urban environment not fitting in in some way made it very difficult to live, even though I remained 'myself' and I am not a fitter-inner and never really have been. Now I live in a rural environment where a more natural life is the norm, I am still myself and nobody gives a sh*t.

    You can be true to yourself and have a different response from other people. It's not always and not only down to oneself and ones own behaviour.

  13. I agree with the "old bird" *who said that* not me sorry hun..... you're who you are so poke the public eye out an squish it on the floor dont let it change ya...... be true

  14. I disagree, sell your soul and queue up with other hopefuls for X Factor or ... Got Talent shows. You've only made it if you are on TV and record a song using auto-tune.

    Just kidding, leave those losers to it and be yourself!

  15. Well in my opinion it's definately one or the other, but then again it could be both.

    Or maybe neither.

  16. becomingcliche
    Member

    I think it depends. If being myself means toileting on the sidewalk, perhaps it is better to bend a bit to social pressure. If it means having a unique identity and an independent spirit, then let that spirit soar.

  17. Well I think that as long as you aren't harming yourself or others then we should be able to be whoever we wish to be.

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