We are born into a society that from that moment on imprisons us with rules,taboo’s,etc. I post on this site for opinions from people I don’t know, that way I don’t have to put up with any bias. Opinions please!
Diversity brings a greater range of strengths to the table, but you have to bring the strength you have to the community otherwise they are redundant. Both individual and collective are important and need to work out how to compliment each other, so it isn’t a case of favouring one over the other.
Power dynamics likes to isolate citizens from community connection because when we are all alone we are vulnerable, people who have the strength to recognise exploitation cannot share that strength with people who don’t without the community mechanism in place.
But while power dynamics seeks to isolate us they also seek to uniform us, because if we are all the same we have no diversity to bring to the table even if we do manage to make a community connection. So know the roles of individuality and community, know they are not inherently a contradiction.
I see what you tagged and considering the keywords, I think it is because of your idea of authority. Nothing creates more hypocrisy and censorship than the idea that an adult is not a grownup baby. The whole bad feeling we usually get from rules is because they don’t work effectively for groups of people, no matter how broadly we want harmony and freedom. Feeling imprisoned sounds like you hold no responsibility for your feelings and have no freedom to think like someone is constantly pouring harmful information on your life. Well, I guess by being forced by authority to fit in what doesn’t work our brains start working.
“Normal” is a concept that society needs in order to survive. If most citizens were to be “unnormal” (i.e. defying and/or rejecting social contracts), the system wouldn’t work. The issue is that some of those uniform people become strongly attached to the order and security society is supposed to provide us, so they fight, even against their instinct and morality, to try and be normal. Eventually, it gets scarier: they not only struggle to be obedient citizens, but also to convince others to buy the same ideals. It becomes, then, very clear that society creates and nurtures the mentality required to its functioning. It’s up to us to flow through the waves of uniformity or to swim against them. I choose the latter.