Society is defined as the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community. I honestly don’t know how to define society. It could be described as being influenced, by later being judged, if you follow the influence or not. There is no right to society, everyone has an idea of what’s is suppose to be ‘right’, in a way such as looks, actions, and way of thinking. Pi gets to see and look above ‘society’, also known as the meerkats. “The meerkats looked away. They did it like one man, all of them turning in the same direction at exactly the same time” (Life of Pi, page 338). Humans are meerkats. We are clueless to the truth and when one turns, we all do. Society kills us, I can assume it can also be because of fear, because we all want to be accepted, even if we know it or not. “When you please others in hopes of being accepted, you lose ones self worth” Dave Pelzer. That’s where society wins. Because our guard gets let down more and more each time we try to go against our own beliefs, our mind opens up to knew ones as our true thought get lost. Such as for me, I am beyond lost in this thing we call ‘society’. I believe in being yourself, yet I don’t even know who I am and I judge people who do. Yes, you read that correctly, I said I judge! I don’t want to, but I do. Don’t we all? But, judging destroys us. Want to escape society? Then learn to accept your own flaws and be able to see where you need to lay your own boundaries.
James 1:27 says, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” The question now is, how can you get away from society? Honestly, there is no way to get away from society if you don’t know what it is. As I have said before, I do not know how to define society. Society can also just be something we make up ourselves. I mean, we see people in magazines and how they looked and act and suddenly we think we are better then them. Although, if someone wrote about how great Justin Bieber is, we would start to think more in their mind frame then our own. Bias writers are the best ones for publicity though. Such as, drama makes money. We consume everything we can to look or seem better. What to consume is what the magazines and celebrities tell us. So then, society could simply be group of individuals in a concentrated area with similar ideologies. To get away from this is to try to focus on you and to realize what you want and who you are, not who the world says you are.