Tagged: conformity

On Not Preaching to the Reverted

I have nothing to say today about Roger Stone’s sentencing, or Donald Trump’s almost certain eventual presidential pardon of Stone, which he will issue for no reason other than because Stone is a Trump “strategist” (aka sycophant). Nor do I have any conjectures to make about Trump’s rehiring of a very young “loyalist” (aka bootlicking groupie) as head of the presidential personnel office,...

Social Life

“If I say what I really think, they won’t like me.” In other words, they don’t like you now, and they never will. “If I don’t make an effort to fit in, I will be alone.” If you have to make an effort to fit in, then you are already alone, and you will remain so. “I want them to accept me.” But...

Unorthodox Behavior and Courage

If you wish to live an unorthodox life, then you must accept that your life is unorthodox — and that it will be perceived as unorthodox. If you cannot accept being unlike others, and also being disliked by them, then it seems to me that you have only two practical choices: give up being unorthodox, or coerce others into “accepting” and “liking” your...