Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers; they are the vicious administrators of the status quo. Rule followers commonly derive their sense of superiority from following and enforcing convention, and from being right – they delight in prosecuting you with their piety and judgements. It is often the most responsible, sensible, reliable, and dependable people, who will viciously destroy your dreams and the greatness within you.
Many rule-followers desperately want to be normal; the more desperate they are, the more they want to enforce their version of normal upon you. They are not fighting you, they are fighting themselves. They are fighting their fears against your peace. What they fear most, is who they are beneath the camouflage of normal. The covered wreckage and half felled scaffolding of who they once were before they gave up haunts them like an inescapable shadow-self.
Their suppressed and secreted crave for their distinctiveness is inverted and weaponized against anyone unusual, for they remind them of their profound loss of self.
Anything aberrant or uncommon reminds them, that they took the easy way out, through the wide gates of normal.
Normal is a failure of imagination. Normal is going oppression. Normal is lent violence against progress. Normal is an insidious benevolence; a sweet tool of conformity responsible for the incalculable loss. Normal is the greatest constraint and coercive force in the world. If you do not feel the constant threat and ruthless pressure of normalcy bearing down on you, it is because you are a part of it; an unknowing devotee of the unremarkable!
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