Because like me, you're a small cog in a vast wheel. However, any change should start with yourself, be what you want to be, be true to yourself. Who knows? others may like aspects of what you are, and may follow your example, that is when you might have the chance to change others?
That is a very good question, of course, each of us has to compromise in different areas of our lives, otherwise we would all be bitterly disapointed if things didn't always go the way we wanted. We are all learning as we go along, so I think what I am suggesting, is that you need to try and be as true to your ideas of your own identity as possible. Just because "the crowd" does something, doesn't mean you should if it goes against what you are. I think it's important to think and decide things for yourself, rather than just copying others, I hope this helps.
Wow, I love your intellect, and you are dead on the spot! Now that I think of your second sentence, it's disgusting yet very true but hate it because I don't respect the mechanics of the social realm therefore loathe human beings. But if we all were starkly ourselves 24/7 we wouldn't accomplish as much....Very cool initial question too!
The ways of the world is full of deceptions, am sure you must have figure this out to ask this question. We are part of systemic world that men like you and i made rules for us to follow. We just have to figure out a way to take back our lives and live a world we dream of, not what the world dream of us.
Because the world has the power. And by the way, it's not asking, it's demanding.
it is due to your own want