I was and am too contrary for assimilation. I’m a core individualist, even when I was a kid.
Nah. Still sounds like learned helplessness. Kid could’ve lost weight without bullying. You could wash your hair.
The “intimate social circle” isn’t my thing. But there’s lots bigger than me. Social pressures present me with a choice but I don’t conform to the pressure because of the pressure. It’s not different than if it was a choice because I read it in a book.
It’s my perspective. I see learned helplessness in you. Social pressure is all it takes.
Nah. It’s ’cause I’m weird.
I don’t chose to be weird. I just am. Social pressure + conformity requires a “something” I just don’t have or understand. I can chose to go along with or not, but I don’t join in whatever way people join groups. I’m there and then flit away when I don’t see the need.
If you’re trying to switch the conversation into something else (you keep trying). There’s something in the gaps of reality that’s beyond. But it’s a flow to join or push against. It’s distinct from social pressure as those are just people doing people things.
Society is not god or a god nor would I mistake it for such.
If you learn a lesson from your experiences, that’s great. But I couldn’t suggest that bullies are doing god’s work as that’s ridiculous.