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So, you know those rules that we all grew up thinking were set in stone? Turns out, not all of them are as important as they seem. Take societal norms, for example. They're basically just the way people behave because it's what everyone else is doing. But here's the thing: sometimes following those norms can do more harm than good, especially when it comes to your mental health and emotional well-being.

Then how do you figure out which societal norms you should break to be true to yourself? Well, here are a few things to consider:

  1. This is the Way It's Always Been Done: People are creatures of habit, and they tend to resist change. But here's the deal: you can't expect different results if you keep doing the same old thing. So, don't be afraid to shake things up and try something new.

  2. It's Expected: We all face expectations from others, whether it's our parents, friends, or partners. But here's the catch: living up to everyone else's expectations can make you lose sight of who you really are. So, don't be afraid to go against the grain and pursue your own version of success, even if it looks different from what others expect.

  3. Mirror Images: Society loves conformity, but that doesn't mean you have to be just like everyone else. Embrace your uniqueness and don't be afraid to stand out from the crowd. It takes courage to be different, but it can lead to a more fulfilling life.

  4. It's What You See: We're constantly bombarded with messages from movies, TV, and the internet about how we should live our lives. But here's the thing: you don't have to follow those scripts. Think for yourself, question the information you receive, and decide what's right and wrong based on your own values and beliefs.

At the end of the day, forget about societal norms. They were made by people who were tired of the old way of doing things. Life is meant to be simpler and happier when you stay true to yourself. So, embrace who you are, break a few rules if you need to, and live your life a BOSS! Until next time,

Luci McIlhargey

Creative Lifestyle Designer | Zen Rebel

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