Category Archives: conformity
“We are fish in a bowl, dear. Very carefully monitored fish. Watched from all angles. If on of us floats to the top, it was not accidental. And if it was an accident, I worry that the watchers are not as careful as they should be.”
– The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I think it is easy to stop ourselves from being too bright, too happy, too successful. Conformity also soothes us. We can predict it, and there is the illusion of control. Unfortunately, we also stop ourselves from being too visible, unusual or vivid.
— SARK, Succulent Wild Woman