In defense of conformity

I (Pace) had a conversation with a friend who is a mainstream conformist, and I realized that it’s not really conformity that pisses me off, it’s complacency.

Then I realized why complacency pisses me off, and things got really confusing.

If you choose, and choose not to transform;
If you choose to stay close to the norm,
That does not mean you lose.
As long as you choose,
It’s okay if you choose to conform.

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  • Intentional/Wholehearted vs. Complacent
  • Pace makes a public apology
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