I had a dream one night, and I woke up to the word conformity. Now, I had never heard this word, so I thought I'd research it. There are different types of conformity, but the one I'm referring to is this....
*yielding to group pressure because a person wants to fit in with the group.
*conforming to the majority, in spite of not really agreeing with them.
*swimming with the stream
*running with the pack
It's definitely not a trait of mine, as I usually go far away from the crowds, and not only speak up when something is unfair, but speak up loudly! haha. I resist going along with everyone in the group just to fit in, and I'd rather express my beliefs rather than sit back and say nothing. For having done that, we lose ourselves and the precious truth that is instilled in all of us. I'm not sure what my dream meant, but I hope I always have the courage to voice my opinion when needed, and I hope I never give into conformity, or just be another person in the crowd nodding their head agreeing with the majority. I will speak up, even if I'm speaking alone.
Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
~Martin Luther King Jr.