The past three years have been a significant test regarding societal pressure to conform. We’ve all been pressured to conform in some way whether it was work, church, friends, family, groups, athletics, medical, government, etc. I don’t think anyone escaped it. It was too pervasive and the stakes were too high.
I would guess that most people who read this website are non-conformists in several areas of life and were already wired that way prior to the past three years. You’ve probably made unconventional choices throughout your life and were willing to go against the tide once again.
I doubt this was the last time we’ll face this kind of pressure. We don’t know what might be coming next, but I thought it was worth our time to remind ourselves that it takes courage and faith to stand against the crowd. Not just once, but over and over.
Here’s a four minute video about the famous Asch Experiment that you might find interesting. Remember this post and video when we’re told to deny what we know and can clearly see with our own eyes.
Stay humble, stay awake, and keep your eyes on Jesus.
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