You know when I was in nepal, all I worried about was school. I lived and ate for school.
But it was not out of interest, it was out of the society. The society, specifically my
mom, was pushing me/us to eat and sleep academia. Now thats exactly what I did.
Now when I moved from Nepal to America, in 1998, everything changed. It was the first
time I saw snow in my life. I felt like I was in a different world. Now fast forward,
another society was in effect, compared to my last one. Now although academia was
influenced, it was not so heavily influenced as before for me. Now to me, it felt like
popularity and labels was more influenced. Fast forward to now. I realize how much
society has effected me. I realized how much it influenced on what type of friends I had,
or what type of activities I did. For example, because I lived in a neighborhood where
basketball was popular, I am now a very good basketball player. So I really don't know
where I am going with this thread. I felt like I just wanted to tell the world how much
the society that one is placed in really matters. It doesn't hit you how much it matters,
until you witnessed it your self. I would have never though in my life that I would go
out and drink/smoke/and go clubbing with friends. I would have never found out about
jesus as well because that wasn't advocated in Nepal. So I don't know whether to thank
the society for helping me find Jesus or hate them for corrupting me. I don't know if its
because I am baked or whatever, but I ask you how much has society changed you? And do
you have anything to share?