But you are to some degree. That’s what living in a society is about. You can’t just declare “I WISH TO BE FREE FROM SOCIAL CONSEQUENCE”.
There’s consequences for words and actions in a society. A lot of responses are well known. Once known, you can choose to ignore them and continue acting “as if” you’re not responsible for the consequences of words and actions but unless you’re in a magical land like the internet that can sometimes grant the illusion of that kind of extra super no-consequence freedom, it’s just not so.
I generally find norms sometimes to tolerate but never fully accept; I mean, keep fighting what you’re righting; I’d hate for anyone to just give in to norms entirely and just “go with the flow”; gotta have a little spice.
It’s just, there’s lots of flows to go with and it’s good knowing what flows you’re going with