Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Pledging with Society.
“Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it.”
In Diary 8 I noticed that some people will go the distance to be acceptted. This one particular girl makes the decision to let others degrad her to be somewhat "accepted" into the culture. I think by reading this story it makes me even more willing to not accept socity's views. A lot of this degrading behavior happens in life, there's really no escape from being confronted by the situation. The only thing that can be done is deciding not to give into the confrentation. You have to be stronger than the force placed upon you. I think it most likely happens because we as humans feel such a great desire for acceptance. We crave it and we thrive upon it. It places us in a belonging place. That's the ultimate place we search for; a place of our own.