I dunno, I don’t find it so hard to pull away from the boxes social mores and trends try to squeeze me in to. I find the perceptions and expectations of friends, lovers, relatives, even co-workers (people I interact with often) stickier and harder to resist. And not always in a bad way. Sometimes the fear of letting someone down helps me live up to a better self, but often its not really “better” so much as “different” and I think I might rather be free. But that’s when
“the lure of belonging pulls me
strong and insolent
trying to mould me
into my reflection”
Thanks for making me think!