Nearly everyone in America is miserable, in one way or another. Society pressures us to abandon individualism in favor of conformity in order to be accepted. Being a free-thinker translates to you being a “threat to society” because you dare to think differently, to challenge and go against the “acceptable standards” and do what you, not society, want to do.
As a free-thinker in the United States of the America, its automatically assumed that you must be a danger because you refuse to blindly follow the established way of thought without question.
Questions lead to thoughts, to undermining authority, undermining authority leads to loss of power, and if its one thing that authority doesn’t want to surrender, it’s power to its subjects or even worse, surrender power to those whom they work with every day. They don’t want to create a threat to their thrones that they can easily deter. American society is pressuring millions of young adults to dress, act and conform to the standards of society. From a young age we’re raised so that, when someone is bullying you on the school grounds, you either run, let them pounce on you, or run to the teachers and let them fight your battles for you.
Instead of society teaching young people to stand their ground and defend what they believe in, they’re taught that their values are not worth fighting for, that if someone bigger, nastier than them tries to take what’s theirs, they should give it to them on a silver platter and offer no resistance. When adults are fully grown, many don’t resist, they don’t know how, they don’t dare to challenge the status quo.
Long hours working at a degrading job with increasing limited returns and benefits traps employees into work that offers them no future. Corporations see people not as “valuable employees that they care about,” but nothing more than disposable tools that can be replaced by someone else who doesn’t ask questions or challenge the “norm” of the corporation.
We’ve become robotic.