Humans are genetically common, yet so culturally diverse.
Humans are much closer to each other biologically than they are different culturally. And yet our differences predict the outcome more often than our unity.
Back in the past (very long ago!), you could find genetic makeup which was favourable towards energy storage in the body. So when the food was available it would be eaten and stored efficiently, and when the winter came making surroundings less conducive to grow and find food, we had to rely on our energy stores for the snowy day.
There were also people who did not develop such mechanisms and had to survive by constantly looking for food, actively more when food was scarce in the winter. So their genetic makeup was sort of unfavourable for the time being.
Today with greater and cheaper availability of food throughout the year things have changed. The people who inherited the high tendency to store energy in the body seem more likely to become obese. The favourable mechanism of the past became unfavourable in the present.
As for people who did not have this mechanism in the first place, and were disadvantaged earlier now live in the conditions that is favourable to them. That is they can eat as much as they want and don’t seem to get fat since they don’t have the tendency to store the food they eat.
This tells us no matter the genetic makeup we’re born with, the environment has the capacity to sway in the game in your favour.
It is difficult to change one’s genes but not as tough as it is to change the environment. It’s like mountain and river. Mountain is your gene and river is your environment. It is difficult to move the mountain (almost impossible) on our own, but it is relatively easier to change the course of the river. Not to say that it is easiest of all the tasks in the world but at least it is not close to impossible. Making environmental changes will tire you out but the end result will be that you will have major control over your lifestyle.
When people look towards you and expect you to follow the norm,don’t look back at them.
Just look towards a future in which you tried to be different from the rest with no regrets.
It won’t guarantee that you’ll win or lose but certainly it will let you experience playing by one’s own rules.It’s your life and you have the biggest stake in it so live it the way you want.
Having a bad trait isn’t bad.The worst is when you are defined by that trait itself,undermining your virtue.
Masses can be more easily influenced than an individual.Being in a social group creates a pressure to follow the social norm.Led by authority we forget our true selves and become part of the group.It is important to save your identity.That’s what makes you sane.That’s what makes you human.
Intellectually we are supposed to feel uncomfortable that’s how we grow.
We are moving towards a culture in which we are comfortable with each others identity and views and don’t really question them.
Is that the way to go? Should we not try to change people’s mind if we think they are wrong? If we think they are different? Or they could be right?
Arguments are necessary for us to evolve.Not verbal abuse.If we you can’t have a rational debate then you are already lost.Raising your voice doesn’t raise your standard or standing.Only the best plausible and sensible ways get you the platform.
Guys keep long hair and wear earrings to look cool.But why does it look cool? Do they feel cool to look like a girl (because we associate longer hair and the obsession for jewelry with femininity)? Or do they feel cooler by breaking the social norms of the society to stand out?
If you’re restricted by the opinions of the society,then you are tied down in every way possible.
Haven’t we all been fighting for freedom since day 0? When we grow and struggle in our mother’s womb to be free.When we take every measure available to delay death upon ourselves.When we make a choice in life.
Then how can we be constrained by something outdated and nonexistent like norms?
As long as crime and corruption exists,we are reminded that we are yet to evolve as a species.