Conforming to society or be deported from humanity!

Diplomacy is one of the traditional accomplishments of a corporate gentleman, along with good educational background, driving a vehicle, a knowledge of music, a passion for football, and etiquette. Society expects such fine breeding of men and women to propagate their tradition, religion and family honour. Such is the culture that harried relentlessly by their parents and friends, these upper middle class then become distant from the realities of life.

They are usually consumed by materialistic need to fit into society, governed by influences of their peers, they set standards of behaviour. If you are unable or refuse to conform to such expectation, then you are definitely unworthy of their bounty. The reservoir of greed and vanity grows, unstoppable, with every new generation; even the poor, obsessed with the refined temptations of a “better” life, seek a magnificent life of luxuries, sacrificing both their identity and self-worth.

This materialistic-breeding programme infects people, drawing them to the frontiers of greed, demanding that they lose their humanity. A simple sacrifice, one that many have performed and will continue. Replace compassion, mercy and the individuality, for the comforts of conformity to the status quo.

Institutionalised life is not about being part of an enterprising society, it is merely a deportation from humanity.

Zashnain

An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at zashnain.com and @bedlamfury

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