Well here's the thing.. this is where the argument comes back to conforming with the asshole norm. I don't see why we should do what is socially acceptable just because it is socially acceptable. Why do we fear comming acts that are socially unacceptable? It's crap.
Also to the lady that mentioned getting bacteria or whatever by going barefoot.. who cares? Anything and everything will kill you these days, according to every new study published on any number of topics. Just live your life and say 'fuck it' to what society tells you to do.
I have been a non-conformist in my life.
Nobody liked me.
Anyway, if I do what YOU want me to (not wear shoes) aren't I still conforming?
You're not entirely serious about this whole thing, right?
I mean if you hate them that badly, then stop wearing them!
Of course you won't ever get a professional job, and someone else will have to go inside stores for you.
Or you could move to an agricultural society where nobody wears shoes.
Wait. But then you'd be conforming!
But it's okay if you like it, right?
Right, that's my argument. I'm not asking that anybody stop wearing shoes. My argument is that in order to function in a society like the one we live in, I'm forced to wear shoes. Well I could probably get a job as one of those people that walk on coal at the casinos but that's really not what I want to do with my life.
Originally Posted by ByMySword
... if you don't know who Neil Peart is, then you're probably going to hell.