As we continue our love hate relationship with the society, today we present you with a pack of 12 carefully selected quotes on society. Just to prepare you for what is coming next, we are a bunch of people who think society is a mould which needs to be broken and then restructured for a better mileage. And naturally the quotes that follow are a bit antisocial, 😉 Pun intended. So, without much ado, here you go with our society quotes
Society Quotes 1 :
“Welcome to our society, you will be judged on what you wear, your taste in music, what you look like and how you act. Enjoy your stay”
Well, that’s the perfect way to welcome you to this post I would say. The society sure is a funny place and our warmest welcome to it. But yeah, be warned that each of our actions are carefully watched. If you are conscious, it will make you feel further conscious right from your looks, abilities, conversations, proclivity to please people and what not.
Simply stated, it is one thing whether you ask for or not, it is going to be there. Sometimes, it is going to be great and some other times, not so much. But yeah, what is life without a few critics right? 😉
Society Quotes 2:
Society worships those who are beautiful and puts down those who aren’t. If you don’t see a problem with this, you’re a part of the problem
This is mostly about the fans or the divas that make the society. Most times it is the movie stars or politicians. Sometimes it is the local heroes and these people are adulated without much knowledge about them and most of them expect that you follow these people as a rule. The moment you seem to deviate from the path, the society will be all set to disown you and turn against you the moment it realises that you are a friction in its smooth flow.
And if you think about it, isn’t it a natural phenomenon to oppose something new and not that easy to understand?
Society Quotes 3:
Society is like the air, necessity to breathe but insufficient to live on
Having said so much about it, it would be insane to completely avoid as though it doesn’t exist. Since we all are social beings, it would be quite foolish to think that we can work without the society in entirety. I think it takes a fair balance between being a part of the society and yet being yourself as well.
There is a fair chance that we end up doing a few things which we don’t like. Maybe the trick is to do more of the things we like and less of the things we don’t. Of course the society is important, but it cannot be the single most deciding factor for our lives.
Society Quotes 4:
You define beauty for yourself, society doesn’t define your beauty
Beauty sure is skin deep! It is pretty interesting how the definition of beauty changes depending on the region you are in. It depends on the shape of your nose, your lips, your colour, the texture of your hair and so on. So yeah, beauty is not an independent thing and neither is the society.
So it defines beauty as something which the vast majority of people in the society are. Anything slightly different from that is picked on and made fun of and even ridiculed sometimes. But we cannot allow the society to define beauty which is absolutely internal for us. It cannot have a control on what we think and feel.
Society Quotes 5:
Society is weird, they ask you to be yourself and yet judge you for it
I guess that is one word which defines society pretty well – Weird! It is very hard to put together a set of characteristics which define it completely. The same thing which is right at one point of time can be completely wrong at another. There is no eternal set of rules and no eternal set of great qualities as well.
So we cannot let it influence us in defining or judging us for it. A better way can be to do the judgement ourselves and go ahead with our lives. The societal judgements will follow on shortly and we can try and adhere to a few of them if we desire to do so.
Society Quotes 6 :
Changing the society will not help anyone, changing myself will help the society
Society is a large set of people. It is quite a hard task to try and influence the vast majority. And if you start out on this venture as the single most important goal, it completely distracts you from the things you actually want to do. And the one truth we have all realised in our lives is that it is impossible to satisfy everyone.
Instead, it is a simpler and easier task to change ourselves to find a way to bridge the gap between the individual expectations and the societal one. After all trying to change a hundred thousand people is no simple task indeed.
Society Quotes 7:
The greatest hope of society is in individual character
This is a bit funny if you ask me. All along, we are told to be ourselves no matter what comes in life. It is supposed to teach us the strength of character and individuality. We are supposed to make a mark and leave something meaningful behind so that the society can benefit out of it.
At the same time, the irony is that the moment you try to step out of the usual trend, you are targeted and sometimes quite vehemently as well. A better way can be to go ahead with your goals instead of announcing it to the society because sometimes nothing works as strong as the results do.
Society Quotes 8:
Please dont allow the society to turn you into a person you are not
I love this image :). I think growing up we all have an image of ourselves – a set of values which we would stand for, how we want to look, who we want to follow and so on. Somewhere along the line, it all changes. As the schools start, there is a pressure to study well and top your class. Once studies are over, there is a pressure to find a nice job and then achievements in the job and so on.
No-one has time to sit you down and ask you what you want and who you want to be. Maybe that is the reason why we should do it for ourselves, constantly keep ourselves at the question and try to come up with an answer which satisfy us. There is very little sense in changing all our values and becoming someone else than we are happy with.
Society Quotes 9:
Society knows perfectly how well to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death
Well death is sharp and noticeable. Society at the other end can be caustic sometimes. There is a very subtle yet strong way of converting people into a common belief and understanding.One word I can strongly relate to this is the peer pressure. It is so easy to succumb to the peer pressure that sometimes we miss out on asking the important questions and before we realise we are one among them.
If it were a sudden scathing wound, we would immediately respond. It is the slow conversion which is extremely strong and effective, kinda like putting a frog in slow boiled water vs putting it in a hot pan with water above the boiling point.
Society Quotes 10:
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you are still a rat
I like this one. If you are ever looking at doing something different then this is one quote you should be considering strongly. Tony Robbins in one of his seminars mentions that if you want to succeed look at where the masses are going and go the complete opposite way – there is a good chance you will succeed because there is very little competition there.
To put it more crudely, I think it is easy to buy into the mass delusion that it may be right when most people do it. But what if these people are also blindly following because someone else is doing? It is a complete waste of effort right? Instead a better way is to figure out our own goals for our own lives and start focussing on them.
Society Quotes 11:
You are born and then you die, but in between you can do anything you want. It’s the society which creates rules for us, you can break out of it if you want
The rules are always there and they are meant to be broken. That is what most of our best seller books say – break free from the rules and you have a better chance at success.
But I think before that, it is important to understand what these rules are for and what they mean to us. If they are for a common good, maybe it is worthwhile to pursue them. However, if they are out there to bring you down, maybe there is better sense in neglecting them completely or rather even go ahead and break them in order to create the path you deserve and desire.
Society Quotes 12:
Society has taught me that no matter what size I am, I will never be good enough. I’ll always be too short, too thin or too fat or too skinny, too this and too that
It is a nice quote to leave this post with. Whatever we do, there will always be something left short. There is no way we can satisfy each and every one. And no matter what we do, we are always going to fall short of a few other things.
We could however go ahead and try to satisfy every single person we meet. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that we are going to do what we want with our lives. Between the two, I would rather do what I like and let the society take a call on it. It would be an insane waste of time trying to satisfy a bunch of people who may or may not matter to us eventually!
These were our top pics on the society quotes. As we warned, most of them come across ‘Anti Social’, but the humour is to promote individuality over just a collective experience. We hope you liked the collection, please do let us know if you find anything that needs a change or further revision. We would love to hear your thoughts.
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