We’re born into a culture that society and our parents expect us to conform to and with all cultures there are rules, it doesn’t matter the culture.
I understand it all too well, when it becomes the norm not to take personal responsibility because our culture takes precedent over our lives. In the short term it seems easier to live our lives that way, but in the longer term it becomes much harder, unless you’re happy to conform.
For some of us, it doesn’t matter what we do, there is always an unspoken word, a realization on our part that we’re expected to conform whether we agree or not. It makes sense that the more we come to rely on culture, the less control we will have in other areas of our lives.
As we begin and continue to live our lives around the culture we’re born into, we stop making room for our own beliefs and the way we see and want to live our own lives.