Have you ever walked on your street and see a lady who dressed provocatively? Or a guy that you can hardly differentiate between him and the mad man within your vicinity? We meet people that amuse us in one way or the other on a daily basis which is normal. But, have you ever tried to correct someone and you end up hearing things like; you are archaic or clueless about the societal trend? Especially when it comes to dress sense or simply put – Fashion!!! People do so many funny things in the name of fashion and live as though it is nobody’s problem.
The theory of individual differences has been around for decades. Even before my birth, and I must say; it has come to stay. We see life from different perspectives and this has given rise to one of the popular saying that “mind your business”. Life will be so sweet if individuals can mind their business, but can only be possible if your business is not affecting others. Being entitled to your opinion is not a legal ground to embark on crazy stuffs and call it normal. If it is normal to you, but negates the natural law of the society, we cannot but talk.
What is decent to you might be indecent to me, in this kind of situation, It will be wrong for me to judge you or call you bad names. But, if 70% of the society you live in condemn an act of yours, then if you are crucified, I bet not to see a crime in it. You shouldn’t because of westernization constitute nuisance in our society. We need persons that will stand up and do the right thing even if the wrong thing is permissible.
This article is written to let you understand that; your definition of decency shouldn’t be informed by things that’s beyond your immediate community. It might be norms in other society, if it is wrong in your community, kindly make necessary amendments. Don’t wait you are called crazy before you take the step required of you to do the norms.
PS; If what you read is that civilization is wrong, then you need another lens called understanding.