The Degraded, The Demonized, and The Damned

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People hate it if you’re too confident, too independent, and too free. God, forbid you get too self-assured and have too much self-belief.

Society tends to punish you for those qualities. β€˜You see? In this life, the world expects everyone to conform and to stay in their assigned places. Many people have invisible shackles and chains and are expected to keep them on.

If you dare to break those chain, God help you. The world will punish you. They will label you different, weird, a difficult person, and/or a rabble rouser.

However, do you really want to follow the crowd or follow your heart? Would you rather fit in or stand out?

Know that you can never achieve greatness by fitting in. Make a choice.

Realize that today’s great are yesterday’s demonized. And today’s demonized are tomorrow’s great.

Be yourself. Dare to be different. Have your own set of values and convictions. Own everything that is you, no matter how unique!

With knowledge comes empowerment!

17 thoughts on “The Degraded, The Demonized, and The Damned

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  2. “People hate it if you’re too confident, too independent, and too free.” – This sums things up for me when I think of a bullying situation in my life. I never thought ‘they are jealous’ but that shoe seems to fit. What the heck is there to be jealous of?!? lol I still don’t get that. Great post, thanks Cherie. πŸ™‚

    • You’re most welcome, Liz! And you’re right, sweetie! πŸ’― Bullies get extremely jealous when you have the above 3 blessings. Thank you so much for your thoughts! Have a wonderful weekend! πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

  3. Once again, Cherie, you make a definite point which I can personally attest to. I was branded all of those things in the mid 80s. For them, four years of living under strict discipline while serving my country just wasn’t enough of a good reason for me to be different. Oh the humanity! I look back on those pathetic people and laugh.

  4. You can have your own set of convictions but I think it’s also important to realise that you may never be celebrated for this…but that’s OK. We are all quirky in our own ways.

  5. “Many people have invisible shackles and chains and are expected to keep them on.”
    Can very much relate to this, but eventually I think people wake up, break their shackles, and become their own person – like I did. Great post, thank you.

    • You’re absolutely right! πŸ’― They do! And they don’t care what the cost! And I’m so proud of you for breaking those chains! Thank you so much for your thoughts! You don’t know how much they’re appreciated! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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