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Speaking Of...#2: SOCIETAL PRESSURES/EXPECTATIONS AND WHY THEY SUCK

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asked Sep 25, 2017 in Debate by rae (87,410 points)
We are nothing but pawns in society's game. There comes a time in a person's life where they begin to question the morals of our generation and the very essence of our goals and what we do versus what we should strive for in life. But it gets very easy to be swept up into what society wants you to believe. Today we're going to be discussing women in particular ("today we're going to be talking about ___; YouTuber-esque cliche #1).

 

   To quote Isadora Smackle in Girl Meets Smackle (Girl Meets World), "this is a world, where 'pretty' is better somehow." And it's true. Everybody expects something out of women that relates to their appearance in some way. For example, say a girl doesn't wear makeup and has always felt comfortable with her personal decision that should be HER FREAKING DECISION. But then one day, somebody calls her ugly and insults one of her features, which hurts her. She then begins to wear makeup to cover up that deemed "ugly" feature and highlights her "pretty" ones. The next day, somebody comments and says that she is wearing too much makeup for her age.

 

   You get to a certain stage in life, where it's like, "WHAT THE HECK DO YOU WANT FROM ME?!?" Society places too much pressure on girls to be beautiful or sexy or some other bull like that. Honestly, it's all freaking overrated. Who really cares at this point? My dad's coworker hadn't shaved his face in awhile so other people in the workplace were making fun of him. These are grown men, might I remind you.

 

   That's freaking pathetic. Don't give up who you are because somebody doesn't like it because you know what? Their opinions don't matter. What matters is your opinions of yourself and how you treat yourself and others around you. Don't make fun of somebody because they don't look like you and your sorry little clique. Don't laugh at people behind their backs just because your "friends" are doing it and you want to stick with the group. Never let the desperate need of wanting to fit in or belong overshadow your morals and good, intelligent judgement.

 

   I've had it up to freaking here with societal expectations. And I'm proud to comply with them. QUESTION AUTHORITY. QUESTION WHO YOU ALLOW TO HAVE AUTHORITY IN YOUR LIFE. IS BEING WHAT YOU'RE EXPECTED TO BE TRULY WORTH IT? If it's at the cost of your own happiness, then it's not worth it. It's not worth it at all.

 

   I've changed the text color many times to remind you how easy it is to quickly change into something soothing and relieving to the eyes of others. This is a rant post, so that's why I did it. Don't be that way in real life. Don't constantly find yourself slipping into the false reality of what society states a female is "supposed" to be. Be you, because in the long run, that's all that freaking matters.


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