Who Are You?
Because it seems in my eyes, everyone is trying to be someone they’re not. Trying to be something they’re not.
Stereotypes have been around a long time, being defined as a conventional formulaic opinion or image. As humans, we struggle as a result of our primal instincts to comprehend that something can exist in more than a singular form; and as a result, we compress that multifaceted something into a oversimplified conception of the real thing.
Men, Women and children all become victims to this sometime throughout their lives and people have learnt to live with it on a daily basis. Being subject to stereotypes can be horrible.
I do not want to start arguments nor do I want to cause conflict, however what I have became aware of throughout my time is the hideous amount of weight laying on Male stereotypes. Of course there are so much more, but the ones I want to talk about are based around the percieved way of how men are expected to not show feelings, act coldhearted, be aggressive and also dominant over others. The word “Alpha” has been around a long time, based on (of an animal) having the highest rank in a dominance hierarchy and in todays terms, being the most powerful, or assertive person in a particular group. Having spent 12 years of my life in a social confine called ’school’ I can confirm that many many kids fall victim to trying to show off and impress their fellow colleagues by attempting to act superior to others.
I have things wrong with me, sure. I have done things wrong, I do things wrong every day. Don’t we all? Or at least, most of us?
Being a male, I feel personally that we go through a lot more than may people realise. There is no shame if females shed a tear and yet there is a riot if a male does; emotional connections are shamed from males, being described as ‘weak’ or a ‘pussy’ from his friends who only wish they could care but don’t as they follow this stereotype like they have no other choice. Of course, on their own its obvious they release all the emotion that has been pent up inside of them but it shouldn’t be like that, we shouldn’t have that irrational way of thought.
We all have insecurities. For me yes, I have many too and one of them being a common one, Acne. Everybody gets it and everybody experiences it, but for me it’s a little more extreme than normal. It’s on my face, my neck, my back and chest yet all I can do is embrace it. I’ve used all the medical products and chemicals you can possibly find, all the facemasks and methods there are and it just doesn’t fade.
large population sample would refuse to admit these types of things out of sheer fear to appear vulnerable; yet isn’t fear what makes us human? I don’t know to be honest with you, I don’t know why we as a society play out this silly game of acting like everyone knows what they’re doing. No one wants to appear like they aren’t sophisticated as we are a race that values knowledge; so maybe that could be one of the reasons?
Once again, I’m not sure. I guess we’ll have to see.