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Is Social Acceptability Ruining Us?

Is Social Acceptability Ruining Us?

The theme of social conditioning is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. How we aren’t really open and honest with one another on a daily basis, instead we project an ideal of how we wish people to perceive us. On a recent trip away I was in a cafe with some friends. When the waiter came over to serve us we asked him how he had ended up in Portugal. He was completely open and honestly it was slightly shocking (in a good way) to have someone be so real on first meeting them. He said he’d done...