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Society’s Influence on Your Behaviour

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READER ALERT: You are not in control of your lifestyle, at least not fully. You think you are living your life to its fullest but you are not. Someone else is and this someoneэs name is spelt S.O.C.I.E.T.Y.

Thatэs right! BANG! Immediately an EXTREME being appears. Hey, itэs t.R.I.P.l.e XXX! Okay, now you are thirsty for knowledge so you approach the X with all the reverence you can muster.

эOh his X-ness. Please tell me more about who it is that is controlling my life!э

The X looks at you with eyes full of wisdom and speaks wise words into your ears. эDude, light a joint and come with me on this journey to the X-treme. The battle will not be easy but with perseverance, u can change. For, this beast S.O.C.I.E.T.Y is no weak opponent but fear not, the Xэs got your backэ

BANG! Immediately a huge life size plasma screen appears. The X snaps his fingers and the screen comes alive with people and activity. You recognize the people. Fact is you know them. эThatэs my dad,э you scream. эAnd my mum, my siblings, my family, our neighbours, my best friend, my classmatesэ.э You begin to get hysteric. The X grabs you by the collar and shakes you. A deep calm overcomes you. эThat э, the X says to you эis S.O.C.I.E.T.Yэ.

Confusion is written in bold letters all over your face. The X knows, the X understands, the X snaps his fingers and BANG! a chair appears. эSit down and let me lecture you!э The X commands.

He starts:

эS.O.C.I.E.T.Y is always trying to control you telling you what to do and what not to do consciously and/or unconsciously. Tell me, how would you react if the Maths эsharkэ in your class flunked a maths test or the эgood boyэ in your neighbourhood started visiting эcircleэ to get with some prostitutes or you met your pastor at a night club эbogeyingэ like the world was going to end tomorrow?э

эWhatever your answer is goes to prove my point. Society expects peopleэs lifestyle to conform to what it has attributed them. And indeed people unconsciously switch and tailor their lifestyles to fit what society has

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