Are You a Follower? Here are 10 Commandments Every Conformist Follows

Posted by on June 13, 2016 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Thrive with 8 Comments

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Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it. ~ Ellen Goodman

On one of my walks I saw a young man, who appeared to be well dressed and mentally stable, using a payphone.  A Payphone!  I could only assume he was being told where to deliver the ransom money for his rich father.

This man was different from the usual – he was unusual, he stood out.  I have often written about how strange it is to want to be typical, but now I ask myself: what makes someone normal?  And for that matter, what makes someone abnormal?

When we think of the abnormal, the non-conformists, we immediately associate them with the word ‘rebellion'.  These are the people who go out of their way to be different, to do the opposite of what other people do.  But is this really being a non-conformist?

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Modern Day “Non-Conformists”

Hipsters, Punks, Skinheads, Atheists, these are all rebellious examples of what we imagine when we think of our typical non-conformist.  Your garden variety conformist has a belief in some sort of system of doing things, and your typical non-conformist has a belief in not believing that it is the true, or the right, way of doing things.

This seems to be a very reactionary way of approaching life.  To go out of your way to disbelieve a belief is to give that belief importance.  Besides, you need a belief to exist in order for you to disbelieve it.  You're also still part of that belief system's game of extremes.  Any publicity is good publicity as they say.

True non-conformism isn't about reacting, and it isn't about rebellion.  It's about being liberated from beliefs (“for OR against”), labels, assumptions and dogmas.

A non-conformist has the freedom to make a decision based on present moment merits.  Or, in other words, based on your own experience, what comes true to your nature, your curiosity, your wisdom and your personal understanding of the situation or idea.

10 Conformist Commandments

To be a successful conformist you must master and apply these ten commandments to your daily life.

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#1  Take The Path Most Traveled.

This is essential if you seek the security and peace of mind that comes with knowing you're heading in a direction that has been proven and tested time after time.  It provides you with the least amount of dangers, worries and problems to deal with in your daily life.

TIP:  Do everything you've been told to do by your parents, teachers and peers to influence your decision making.

#2  Hold Other People's Opinions In High Esteem.

To be accepted by society is your utmost concern.  Your sense of self-worth should come solely by how liked, respected and accepted you are by those around you.

TIP:  Your sense of identity should only come from the external world and the value you have been given by it.

#3  Avoid Passionate Pursuits.

Finding what you're passionate about and pursuing that passion is too risky.  It will distract you from your essential concern of safety seeking and will cause you to deviate from the Path Most Traveled.

TIP:  Avoid introspection at all costs.  Passion is dangerous, it is unpredictable and should be repelled like STD's.

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#4  Be Realistic.

Realistic ideals will keep you on track of what is important in life: security and certainty.

TIP: Using creativity and dreaming big can open you up to Passionate Pursuits which will result in embarrassment.


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  1.' Mateusz Jakub Hoffmann says:

    I’m sorry, but after reading this article, I feel like this website wants me to blindly follow what others call the “true word” or whatever. Watch TV? Listen to the radio? in other articles, you wrote to not believe in what they say in TV and other media, that they are lying? so what, now you changed your point of view? now we all should blindly follow the “leaders” like the sheeps? …..

    •' Latif Ali Khan says:

      Exactly! They want this! and they want that! they keep changing and you follow! they feed you what they want and not what you need. the slave doesn’t choose but just accepts. they manipulate the mind and your thinking! the mind game! these facebook pages, these social networks, and the social media all bullshit! where is the free spirit? where is the free thinker? you are enslaved ! and the free makes the rules and the slave just accepts and abides by. the free makes the good and evil, the morality, and the slave just accepts.

    •' Mateusz Jakub Hoffmann says:

      This will sound stupid and a bit childish but.. i always been playing video games, but one game took my heart the most, Assassin’s Creed, they were saying “nothing is true, everything is permitted” I think even if that was the game, it had more truth than this website nowadays

    •' Mateusz Jakub Hoffmann says:

      I see that the admin/admins of this website liked my comments, so what, you agree with my words in previous comments.. if so, you just lost a follower and I think I will take many other people with me, you first say “do not believe in TV, radio blah blah” now you say “watch TV” decide, are you concious or are you the follower? because I am the concious!

      “Nothing is true, everything is permitted!”

  2.' Latif Ali Khan says:

    everybody wants to be different and nobody wants to be different. everyone of us is different, everyone is unique. everyone has a different universe, a universe within, something that only he possesses and shares with none. but nobody is different, we all are one, because we all are connected to ONE, we name it THE HUMAN. It is a system, when we all are working towards the common goal of the system. so there is that thing COMMON. so there is ONENESS.

    And then there are some fake realities too. some systems that are not authentic, and that want us to lose our own authenticity too. and these are the societies, the laws. it wanna keep you busy in the race, it wants you to follow; the societal race, the morality, the good and evil: its all fake. you wannb be different? you are slave if you are the follower. you are different when you have the courage to leave the race, and you leave the race! you r different, you r rebellion when you think beyond society, beyond laws, beyond morality, beyond good and evil.

  3.' Marc Osmo says:

    Conformists are the plague of mankind: they make possible all the Hitlers, NWOs, etc… Be anything, be wild, be crazy, but… DO NOT be a conformist! 🙂

  4.' Ray Seasons says:

    Fuck this shit. Conformist are robots they’re a shell of what they could be.

  5.' Mario Moisi says:

    MA Rab R soviel zu “normal” und “die anderen sagen auch alle…” 😉

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