Hi NiseaLeTrooper<br />
Don't be like society then. Maybe wise to be aware of the power of group pressure and keep within certain accepted behaviour limits. That will enable you to be safe while you are free in your mind. This is the most important freedom. Respect others who choose to be like society but do not be controlled. If you choose to conform you are still free and safe. Societies can be very hard on those it perceives as outsiders. Still societies need free thinkers and young people naturally rebel imho. It is a basic human need to express their own individuality even if this leads to criticism from parents and society in general. This is a strange paradox as it would be a dreadful society if everyone conformed but they do not like it when you do. Good luck, stay safe and have fun. <br />
Best wishes<br />
Which part of society don't you want to be like? Society isn't a homogenous mass. Do you mean the brainless couch-potato people? The tiger-parenting moms who jog every day?<br />
Alternatively: which counter-culture subculture do you most associate with? Goths? Hippies? Geeks? Furries?
If you love them all, why do you not want to be like them?
Then be generous and giving instead :)
be not like society (and listen to Arcade Fire, taking every word they say to heart)
You need to be a free thinker if you want to escape the bonds of society.<br />
You need to be able to decide what is right and wrong for yourself.<br />
We all have our own ways of escaping from what is around us everyday, you just have to choose how you want to live.
Just be a rebel in everything that you can. I hate society and I hate pop culture. But it's tough to rebel against them, other than ignoring.
Get off the grid, live how you like.
In what way do you wish to be different than "society"?