Tag Archives: Conformity

Bullying Conformity

Under attack

[My photo]

About this photo. When I was out and about one day, I heard this noise up in the air. When I looked up, there was this egret being chased by two birds. It took refuge in a tree, but those birds kept on pestering it. It eventually flew away. And this gave me the idea for this post.

Be yourself some people say . . . and then they go ahead and dictate who that self should be.

Should your actions follow your belief?

Are you what you say, what you do, or what others tell you to do?

Should you drop what you believe in to follow and to please others? To fit into the latest fad?

“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.” Ephesians 4 vs 14

You have the right to believe what you want, and my gosh, so do others.  No right to teased, coerced, twist, not literally, the arms of others. And this goes for everyone, and I mean everyone. 🙂

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Unpopular Atticus

Would you hold on to something that you believed in even if it was not popular to do so? Would you do the right thing even if others around you threatened you?

“I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system – that is no ideal to me, it is a living.” That was Atticus Finch, in chapter 20, from the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

He was a man of convictions and the ability to act on them as a lawyer as he attempted to save a falsely accused man’s life. Amongst the sadness in the book was inspiration. Amongst the injustice and lies, a man trying to bring about honesty.

The movie starring Gregory Peck was excellent. Depicting not only his character with the position he held, but as a father and person of a community, of a society.  It was well done. 🙂

“Conformity becomes enforced not by the secret police at the door, but by the fear of majority opinion.” Anon