HugNation 10.20.09 – “The Pffft Principle”

“We lose track of how powerful the judgment of our surroundings can be…”

  1. #1 written by Kat October 21st, 2009 at 10:44

    I think that some people do want to “Rebel” and will make a point to do the rebelling thing in front of others in a selfish way. However, you are right that breaking the social contract can be done without even thinking about “breaking the rules”. You do it because you want to.

    Many times, the pfft is not only done as a gesture of “what a silly person he is by skipping down that street in a tutu and moccasins”, but it is often another way that people do write you off. They consider any breaking of the social contract as “you are just acting out and trying to be different just to get attention.” I think it has always rubbed me the wrong way when I am accused of that because it discounts the very idea that anything outside the norm could possibly be done because the rules we are given are just stupid and limiting. People fight to stay in their box, you know?

    RE Q