July 24, 2008

Rebel: Revolutionist Or Nonconformist

The dictionary describes a rebel as a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler. A person who resists authority, control, or convention.

A profound social statement on being a rebel is a post at Goodness Graciousness.
"To rebel against something doesn't necessarily mean we fight against it, it means we refuse to be a part of it. We disengage from it. We eliminate it from our experience.

Here are ten ways to rebel against common and accepted attitudes and behaviors*:

1. An unwillingness to partake of the the violence that permeates our society.

2. An unwillingness to celebrate the objectification and exploitation of women.

3. An unwillingness to worship money, power, and fame.

4. An unwillingness to take into my body substances that are harmful and poisonous.

5. An unwillingness to engage in the voyeurism, used for entertainment.

6. An unwillingness to place human extravagance over the creatures of our planet.

7. An unwillingness to honor gluttony and greed.

8. An unwillingness to support the gruesome, salacious, and tawdry.

9. An unwillingness to follow the crowd, lower one's standards, and accept the status quo.

10. An unwillingness to forget, dismiss, and ignore the pain and suffering of others."

Sounds like a good thing to be a rebel WITH a cause.

1 comment:

Johnna said...

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