Societal values or our values?

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We’re being fed the values and cultures of not only our respective countries but also of humanity as a whole. This is not a bad thing cause we get to experience a lot of different stuff we never thought existed as we grow up right?

We’re being fed the values and cultures of not only our respective countries but also of humanity as a whole. This is not a bad thing cause we get to experience a lot of different stuff we never thought existed as we grow up right?
But you know what wrong this did to us? It made us forget our element. Our values. Our unique self. You know its true that we’re all different. Born in different families, having different cultures, different interests, personalities and so on…. But then what makes us so similar that we can relate to each other so conveniently?
Well we were all taught the same conventional values. The society taught us so much, both stuff in our favour and that which isn’t in our individual favour. But one thing it does to all of us is that it makes us bury our real personality in some sort of façade to try and get “accepted” by the society we live in.
You might’ve observed that all the great explorers and successful people of the world were all criticised at some point because their views and values were not accepted by the society. People just couldn’t digest someone who doesn’t move according to the Directions given by society.
A recent example is Elon Musk. He wanted to be able to make mars a habitable planet for humans and also believed strongly in automation. He started spaceX and Tesla to bring his dreams to execution. And the number of times he has been trolled or criticised is beyond what anyone of us would be able to handle.
Why?
Because he didn’t care about the societal values and standards. He believed in his dream and cared about his own values. If he, for even a second would’ve cared about what people will say then we wouldn’t be seeing a man in his forties trying to transform the world for better.
So believe in the societal values you are brought up with but never at the expense of losing your inner values and talents.
But you know what wrong this did to us? It made us forget our element. Our values. Our unique self. You know its true that we’re all different. Born in different families, having different cultures, different interests, personalities and so on…. But then what makes us so similar that we can relate to each other so conveniently?
Well we were all taught the same conventional values. The society taught us so much, both stuff in our favour and that which isn’t in our individual favour. But one thing it does to all of us is that it makes us bury our real personality in some sort of façade to try and get “accepted” by the society we live in.
You might’ve observed that all the great explorers and successful people of the world were all criticised at some point because their views and values were not accepted by the society. People just couldn’t digest someone who doesn’t move according to the Directions given by society.
A recent example is Elon Musk. He wanted to be able to make mars a habitable planet for humans and also believed strongly in automation. He started spaceX and Tesla to bring his dreams to execution. And the number of times he has been trolled or criticised is beyond what anyone of us would be able to handle.
Why?
Because he didn’t care about the societal values and standards. He believed in his dream and cared about his own values. If he, for even a second would’ve cared about what people will say then we wouldn’t be seeing a man in his forties trying to transform the world for better.
So believe in the societal values you are brought up with but never at the expense of losing your inner values and talents.
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