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Originally posted by ancientthunder
Conform to someone else’s will, why?
Conforming does not have to be absentmindedly. Do you consider followers of a faith to be conforming to the edicts, dogmas, rules, and beliefs of that faith?
They choose to, so, by your definition they would not be conforming, yet they most assuredly are. Conformity can be sentient or insentient.
reply to post by dontreally
while mindless conformity is usually based on some superficial 'fad' that attracts people for no other reason than to be involved with something grander than themselves, which is innocent enough, but, the fact that it bypasses reason and can really stifle spiritual growth is problematic.
Originally posted by dontreally
reply to post by Dragonfly79
The 'entire system', by which you mean, common law?? Read Plato and Aristotle for why a system of law is a 'conformity' and 'higher will' that is in our best interest to 'submit to'.
What other 'will' are you referring to? Social norms? Social norms too have their purposes, and contrary to what many naively assume, much of our social norms are based on very sound wisdom and passed on knowledge from the past. Etiquette, manners, punctuality - these have their purposes and inner logic.
You must conform, its a very strong message. So conform to what?Conform to someone else’s will, why? My question is, those who seek for you to conform are they happy with their results? Do they even consider their own happiness?
How could we conform to anything that doesn’t included general well-being for all humans?
So are you daring enough to take off your blindfold? Cause that will always be the first step, Its never easy no matter how many times you do it. There is a way and that way is available, just don’t shout to loud.just laugh!