Social programming is the set of instructions each of us learned to fit in with society. Our family members, school teachers, and peer groups were all part of the socialization process. The long-term affect of this socialization is that we seek external approval and external goals in our lives.
"Social Programming" affects all of us. It can cause symptoms of major depression and stress disorders. Ask any health professional and they will confirm, "Stress" is the number one cause of most any illness, especially Heart disease.
We all live with some type of expectation within our lives and how we feel we need to be perceived by our peers and society as a whole. We are subconsciously programmed to judge people by their differences in lifestyle, Race, and economic status. As a social society we restrict ourselves through our emotions about the opinions and assumed presumptions of people around us.
Public Records, and Credit Reporting Agencies document our status with numbers and statistical averages that dictate what we can purchase and what we get charged borrow money to purchase the things we need to sustain our living environment. People with less, pay more. However not all financial hardships are the fault of the person who is named is on the bill. It is what it is, unfortunately. Punished are the innocent for the actions of the guilty and the greedy. It seems in today's society you are predominately guilty when accused by a person or entity of "socially perceived" higher status. If you are a person of a "socially perceived" lower status, you could pay much more for your needs; with your time, money, or your life. Most "socially perceived" lower status individuals tend to accept a lower standard of life as acceptable as well. This is a perfect example of "Social Programming". As we work towards equal pay for women and the overdue re-evaluation of necessities to the cost of living for today's society, the struggle to survive can seem overwhelming and devastating to people like myself.
I say this in regards to my own personal experiences, knowing I am not alone. I often see the world as very frightening. But, I am someone who has survived domestic violence and abuse since childhood. I am diagnosed with Domestic PTSD. I need to take each day as it comes and continue to learn as much as I can about this illness and how to live with the disability. As I build this blog, I plan to share what I've learned and hope to help others by sharing my story.
Of course this is easier said than done, so I'm sharing a YouTube channel I follow with my readers. If you care about who you are and who you have become, or want to become, you must first take a look at yourself and honestly see the person you are. Not the person you show others. Not the person someone told you, they see. You need to know the person you know yourself to be. If you decide you are not satisfied with who your are, or your life and how it's progressing or deteriorating, you should consider doing this for yourself.
I invite you to check out C J Ortiz, The Metal Motivator . His work, along with other resources I use, gives me the ability to never give up on myself no matter how often my current situation changes, challenges me, or delays the progress towards my goals.
Life is Merciless So Show No Mercy is the video that helped me consider my own life and self reflect. I started following C J Ortiz around the time I decided to began this blog. Stuff continues to happen. I feel I'm finally settled and in a place in my life where I'm feeling brave enough to open thoughts to my readers. I'm learning what I can and continuing to work on in my life as a person who has survived and continues to survive. I love metal music, of course. The Metal Motivator is very inspiring to me and speaks to me on a realistic level. I focus on whats good for me and I hope to help others do what's good for them.
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Final thought: We are who we allow ourselves to be.