Conformity

all hail the similar,
praise the clone,
may god forbid
they find their own

and walk away,
refuse to conform,
to the bullshit we
declare the norm

for what on earth
would lemmings do,
if everyone met,
was someone new?

oh heavens no –
that cannot be,
we must maintain
conformity

If I’ve succeeded at anything with my son, it was to teach him to always be himself. Particularly when it’s the hardest thing to do – because that is the truest level of freedom he will ever know.

To walk his own way when the pressure to conform is at its greatest. Absofukinglutely!

It’s not easy. Then again true freedom isn’t as easy as they make it sound.

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