We got it all wrong!
I don’t know if this article is relatable to you. But people from my side of the world can absolutely agree with me. This reflection is about the social norms dictating our lifestyle.
Besides defining beauty, success & everything that should be glittery (no matters its just & not gold) it also defines what we wear, what we eat, when we sleep & to be admired & loved we need to do. In fact, they also define what’s “cool”. Since, these ideologies are based on money making out of misery organizations, we are now a part of the heedless cult (congratulations) and end up doing everything that we shouldn’t be doing.
What happens next is pretty evident right? Let me spell it out for you. We don’t eat the right food anymore, no matter how detrimental it is for the body, we eat things we find trending in our circle& on TV, Food which is “IG-able”. We are not boring; hence, we don’t want to cook anymore. We eat everything that we shouldn’t & avoid all nutritious foods! Pause & reflect, why is everyone stepping away from eating healthy & preparing home meals going away? Why is eating right & mindfully put down? Those processed meals that we start our day with, is that ok just because everyone else does it? Is it better than the whole foods? Convenience over hard work regardless of long-term consequences?
Here is another one: In an ideal world, the time when the sun rises, we rise & we sleep when the sun goes down. Right? but these days, we have people who literally follows the opposite! The cool thing to do is stay up all night – it’s more fun because the actual party is after party. All the parties start around 11 where I come from, seriously? Why! We also have habituated night owls: we have always been doing this, we know it’s wrong & we won’t change. Pause & think over why do we do things which are toxic for our health? Read about the serious health issues & the pressure you put your body through!
We look at those who lived on this earth 1000 years ago & realize the human lifespan is decreasing with each passing day. We wonder why? Well, its because of the way we live, no?
Besides this, there is substance addiction – I know cigarette smoking kills, causes cancer, but whatever! I’ll not quit. WHY DO WE NOT PAY HEED TO DO THE RIGHT THING?
Bottomline is we do toxic things to our body & at the same time also ridicule people who do the right thing. When in reality, consistency, hard work, taking care of oneself, discipline is the best damn thing!
Like the herd of sheep, we blindly follow things which are inversely proportional to the ecosystem of this world & support things which doesn’t make sense. I leave you here with
“A conscious human is driven by their conscience, not popular opinion.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
I’m taking my blog to next level with My friend Alexa via Blogchatter
Photo Credits: Pixabay
September 19, 2021 @ 8:15 pm
I agree that taking care of our health is actually the best damn thing but this is the hardest too especially with all your family members especially kids are home now. still, this is high time we should work on setting our routines, show some discipline. Thanks for the motivation here.
September 19, 2021 @ 9:49 pm
Social norms dictating everything we do causing negative mental and physical strengths. The social pressure that encourages the unhealthy lifestyle based on what seems to be popular and trendy. It’s a failed society in my opinion.
September 20, 2021 @ 3:57 am
Totally agree with it, somewhere we have taken our health for granted and are so pro in messing up with the ideal lifestyle.
September 20, 2021 @ 9:34 am
Right! – “we got it all wrong”
September 20, 2021 @ 10:11 am
Well written. A very reflective post showing us the mirror.
September 20, 2021 @ 11:48 am
This is exactly happening around us. We used to neglect people who are doing right, besides this we are neglecting right things too. Your post is a mirror for society.
September 20, 2021 @ 7:23 pm
Quite right, it’s imp to maintain a disciplined lifestyle.
September 21, 2021 @ 4:35 pm
I soo agree with the article, the mobile / gadgets have literally changed our lives and I am telling this sitting behind another gadget 😐
Soo relate to it Saher, the late evening calls, and somewhere, the desire to say no, but thinking of competition in the corporate world.. many factors come into play! need to find a way around these addictions / distractors and enhance better work-life if possible
September 22, 2021 @ 2:04 pm
Absolutely. Everything these days needs to be Instagrammable, people let social media rule their lives. One needs to step away from the gadgets every once in a while and actually “live”.
September 22, 2021 @ 2:36 pm
Agreed! Bitter truth about society today, and well every day. It’s a tough road to self-love but a damn well worthwhile one. Thanks for the motivation here 🤍
September 22, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
very thought evoking post, you’ve covered the topic so well. I will definitely try and bring changes to my lifestyle. May I suggest to please add share icon so that we could spread the post.
September 23, 2021 @ 4:44 am
Liked this. I’m someone who refuses to follow the herd. I get into a lot of trouble too because of that. Doesn’t matter, I’m healthy both mentally and physically.
September 23, 2021 @ 5:12 am
I so agree. We often fall for the extra popular social media life, that might be half true!
As a mom, I get the fomo feeling of all the happenings i see on my social feeds.
but, realizing a fact that off of social media lies the real life and is more important
September 23, 2021 @ 5:21 am
Yes, this is the generation who has it all wrong! But with steps taken to improve your life, this is doable. #MyepicaReads
September 23, 2021 @ 6:32 am
Totally agree with you! Taking care of our own health is very critical.
September 23, 2021 @ 1:06 pm
Interesting and thought provoking post. I cook everyday but I don’t enjoy it not because it’s boring, it’s just not my thing but I do it as it’s healthy to eat at home than outside oily food.
September 24, 2021 @ 6:45 am
The post has raised many valid points, we are all guilty of following the herd mentality at some point or the other. We refuse to challenge the norms as we don’t want to be looked at weirdly.
I think it is high time we looked at ourselves properly and make some much needed changes
September 26, 2021 @ 3:07 pm
You have described it so well and I agree with you totally.
September 27, 2021 @ 8:14 am
This is something I ask my husband almost every day when he smokes. But you can only take a horse to the water. drinking is up to them.
September 27, 2021 @ 10:08 am
As much as I enjoy Insta and other social media, I am happy to share that I am only an observer. I cook, I sleep early and rise early, and don’t follow any trends. Glad you wrote this post though. Will help people introspect.
October 1, 2021 @ 1:20 am
The herd following all the trends at the sake of health is surely not my cup of tea. Assessing one value in own eye is more important than waiting for the validation from the people who do not matter in life. This post will make many people think on what are they doing?
October 1, 2021 @ 6:23 pm
In today’s time, we want to be cool among our peers that whats important and in that race, we get things wrong. We need to focus on whats right for us.
October 19, 2021 @ 4:10 am
Such an important reminder of us, and our generation. #MyFriendAlexa #TinasPicks