How do you be socially accepted? In: Manners and Etiquettes

Social Acceptance

Generally speaking, there are two kinds of truths in this world: one which is inherent to the logic our natural reality, and one that rests upon a group of individuals forming a social truth. The social truth often differs from the truth of reality, because social truths are most often created as a surrogate “truth” to avoid facing reality. If you’ve ever seen a couple of drug addicts sitting on a park bench and shooting heroine, or a group of teenagers bullying someone, you have seen a typical manifestation of a social truth in action.

Social truth, in context of several individuals, form what we call a social acceptance. As the phrase implies, it has to do with a social agreement between two or more individuals. Many truths of reality are horrifying and uncomfortable, such as natural selection, inequality, war and death. Therefore, individuals who cannot dare to face and accept these truths, try to invent new ones, most commonly in a group of like-minded individuals, in order to “hide” from reality.

The danger of social acceptance is the disconnection from reality. Teenagers often go out to bully people that are not a part of the social acceptance, which can be anything from clothes and make-up to music and behaviour, in order to defend their social “truth” and make sure the rest of the people agree with it. A social truth backed up only by a small acceptance, often breaks down and gets replaced by reality again; this is why people living by social truths get so addicted to their version of what reality is. The pair of drug addicts high on heroine, most likely find their ordinary life dull, depressive and meaningless, hence why they need to continuously take in new doses in order to live in their personal world. When the intoxication stops, the individual is thrown back into reality without mercy, which to some people becomes too much.

In modern society today, social acceptance is beginning to replace the truth of reality. Our political system is based on popularity and mass media, meaning that if you manage to convince enough people that an idea is “right,” then that idea becomes popular and you automatically rise to power. A philosopher would point out that not all popular things are “right,” but who would listen to someone not believing in Democracy?

This is the pitfall of social truth; as many groups in society want to form their brand of reality, these people end up defaming each other with something “contrary” to their truth. For instance, most European people are critical to multiculturalism, but no one dares to voice their opinion, since they’re afraid of being labelled a “racist.” Christians, Muslims and Jews have fought about “God” for over two thousand years, calling each other “devil worshippers” and other nonsense – never mind that they believe in the same God! While most people seem to be caught up in avoiding offending any social truth, clever people look beyond this.

The only way to escape the illusion of social acceptance is to make sure you’re not a part of it. A person who is concerned only with the truth of reality, is the teenager at school who dress in any clothes he/she likes and forms his/her own opinion regardless what other people think. That person will promote leadership instead of decisions founded upon trends. That person will be a major threat to all people who follow social acceptance, because it takes a lot of courage today to be yourself, but once you reach that goal, a whole new world will open up before you. No more social pressure will keep you down. Instead, you will focus on what’s important to your life and let the truth of reality guide you into a better, truly liberated tomorrow.

Social Acceptance

Generally speaking, there are two kinds of truths in this world: one which is inherent to the logic our natural reality, and one that rests upon a group of individuals forming a social truth. The social truth often differs from the truth of reality, because social truths are most often created as a surrogate “truth” to avoid facing reality. If you’ve ever seen a couple of drug addicts sitting on a park bench and shooting heroine, or a group of teenagers bullying someone, you have seen a typical manifestation of a social truth in action.

Social truth, in context of several individuals, form what we call a social acceptance. As the phrase implies, it has to do with a social agreement between two or more individuals. Many truths of reality are horrifying and uncomfortable, such as natural selection, inequality, war and death. Therefore, individuals who cannot dare to face and accept these truths, try to invent new ones, most commonly in a group of like-minded individuals, in order to “hide” from reality.

The danger of social acceptance is the disconnection from reality. Teenagers often go out to bully people that are not a part of the social acceptance, which can be anything from clothes and make-up to music and behaviour, in order to defend their social “truth” and make sure the rest of the people agree with it. A social truth backed up only by a small acceptance, often breaks down and gets replaced by reality again; this is why people living by social truths get so addicted to their version of what reality is. The pair of drug addicts high on heroine, most likely find their ordinary life dull, depressive and meaningless, hence why they need to continuously take in new doses in order to live in their personal world. When the intoxication stops, the individual is thrown back into reality without mercy, which to some people becomes too much.

In modern society today, social acceptance is beginning to replace the truth of reality. Our political system is based on popularity and mass media, meaning that if you manage to convince enough people that an idea is “right,” then that idea becomes popular and you automatically rise to power. A philosopher would point out that not all popular things are “right,” but who would listen to someone not believing in Democracy?

This is the pitfall of social truth; as many groups in society want to form their brand of reality, these people end up defaming each other with something “contrary” to their truth. For instance, most European people are critical to multiculturalism, but no one dares to voice their opinion, since they’re afraid of being labelled a “racist.” Christians, Muslims and Jews have fought about “God” for over two thousand years, calling each other “devil worshippers” and other nonsense – never mind that they believe in the same God! While most people seem to be caught up in avoiding offending any social truth, clever people look beyond this.

The only way to escape the illusion of social acceptance is to make sure you’re not a part of it. A person who is concerned only with the truth of reality, is the teenager at school who dress in any clothes he/she likes and forms his/her own opinion regardless what other people think. That person will promote leadership instead of decisions founded upon trends. That person will be a major threat to all people who follow social acceptance, because it takes a lot of courage today to be yourself, but once you reach that goal, a whole new world will open up before you. No more social pressure will keep you down. Instead, you will focus on what’s important to your life and let the truth of reality guide you into a better, truly liberated tomorrow.

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