The Flawed Rules of Society
Today we live in a world oppressed by an unspoken code. I refer to the code as the flawed rules of society, and these "rules" are more of a social code. As a society, people always judge or shun people who are "different" and this is because they don't follow these "rules" and they choose to be their own unique person. These rules oppress individuality and spontaneousness.
Think about how many times you have been in a situation where you wanted to do or say something, but you were scared that people would make fun of you. This fear is instilled in us because of the environment we are raised in where we witness the rules in motion, and we want to "fit in".
Fitting in is an illusion woven by the rules. Nobody is perfect, and nobody is unable to be disliked. To truly fit in you have to be yourself, if all everybody does is conform, then nobody will ever know the true people around them. I'm not saying that we can all just do whatever we want, but we should be able to feel free enough to express ourselves and not be shunned or hated for being ourselves.
Recently, I have bleached my hair for the swim team. While walking down the halls I could hear many people's different reactions to it and I took no offense to the statements, but I believe it shows how we all judge people without necessarily meaning to. It is not always harmful or spiteful, but it happens.
The environment we grow up in is full of this, and we have all done it. We always label people that are "different" as weird or freaks even though a they are just being themselves and not conforming to society's harsh rules. If people did not fear backlash and we were all willing to voice our opinions and express ourselves, the world would be a much different place, and in my opinion a better place.