The title really has nothing to do with this blog update. I know its been a while since I’ve posted anything of worth; To be fair my last two posts are not really awesome. I will be starting a new blog soon, on my journey through weight loss, paleo, and well… Garbage plate reviews (limited to 2 a month, while not the best food to eat, I love them and I will eat them on cheat days from paleo :D ) Once I make the blog I will post it up here for those that are interested in recipes, sites I get them from, and to cheer me on…
So what I want to chat about is a bit of rare subject for me. Not something I generally touch in a day to day, Social Norms.
Social Norms including society pressure, general norms, evolving acceptances and social groups. After observing a closed group of people as well as a large group of people and just… well people in general I have noticed some very interesting things. Age ranges come into play, the younger crowd tends to feel the need to be accepted by the older “cool” (perceived) kids. As we all know this has been something that’s happened for decades… You did it, I did it, we all did it. HOWEVER what gets me the most is that seeing it happen through the eyes of someone who has gone through it and subsequently come to learn to not give a shit about being socially accepted, is these people don’t see the err of their ways. This is a life lesson everyone needs to learn, yes there are exceptions to the rules as goes with anything, but man… I feel bad for some of these kids.
Another thing I have noticed and actually makes me a bit happier, but is also bittersweet is the fact that “nerd” culture is becoming more accepted… Now with that we get the kids who wear some plastic fake thick rimmed glasses calling themselves “LOLsonerdy”. To which I have to say “bitch please, you’re nothing close to a nerd you waste of space” generally said with more foul language and anger. I digress, Nerd culture, video games, comic books and related paraphernalia becoming a mainstream thing has opened up a world of new business, entrepreneurs, networks, social media (which lets be fair, isn’t as bad as its made out to be), technology, and well… The ability to meet new friends in this country, or the neighboring ones, or even across the pond. Some of my best friends I met via internet based programs. Alright, I’ll dial in my tangent, finish it off with this: This is a trend I would like to keep seeing with all varieties of culture that promote comradery, family and expansion.
There is a thin yet blurred line between Good and Bad social groups. I am not going to sit here and preach on what I feel is the good and bad, but well all know what gives good and bad rep. One thing I would like to touch on is PERCEPTION IS NOT REALITY. Just because someone looks a certain way/drives a certain type of car/studies a certain type of subject, doesn’t actually mean they are a certain subset of people or attitude. As much as I don’t like to judge sometimes it happens, again I do it, you do it, etc. I think we need some social reform, maybe even and actual social studies in school. Maybe I’m wrong, but school doesn’t actually give any sort of indication to how the real world actually works and that could… Nay SHOULD be done. Who’s with me on this?
Maybe what I wrote was all over the place, but its how I feel about the subject. If you agree or disagree drop a comment and we’ll talk.
G’day friends, have a fantastic evening.