Pondering

I’ve just re-read an older LJ post and pondered the sentences “After all, the whole “grown-up” and “mature” descriptors are purely ficticious constructs anyway. All it really means is behaving how the mob wants you to behave, despite that no one individual would voluntarily cripple themselves in such a way.

Thinking about it, people do voluntarily cripple themselves that way, some even fulling knowing the consequences (although that is the minority). But why? Fear? But fear of what? You know I think these days, where there are few physical threats beyond diseases, people can blow percieved social threats totally out of proportion…