Jump to Last Post 1-1 of 1 discussions (7 posts)
  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 11 years ago

    (1) There are people who are highly progressive and are ahead of their time. They are often unconventional in nature. They do and believe in things which will be accepted by the majority 50 years later. They are often trendsetters. They feel that most people's religion is conformity.  Conformity is the LAST thing they are and want.  They contend that most people JUST DON'T GET IT at all!  They  do not care what other people think of them.  They are oftentimes misunderstood and considered weird  by others who are not on their wavelength. They live life on their own terms.

    (2) There are people who call be described as average, normal, conventional. They go along with the majority societal construct. They go along and get along. They love the status quo. They do not want to rock the boat.  To them, the most important thing is conformity.  One can say that they are the ULTIMATE conformists.  They want to BELONG and are afraid to stand out from the majority. The idea of going against the grain and to exhibit any type of independent thought is a total anathema to them. Others' approval is so important to them. They tend to believe and go by what others do.

    (3) There are people who yearn for a more,simpler time.  In fact, they yearn for an earlier time. They want things the way they USED to be. They can be aptly described as traditionalists or conservative.  They believe that things have gone amiss in the modern and postmodern era.  They want things to return to what they deem to be proper.  They believe in an older, more traditional morality.  They believe that society is chaotic and negative because, in their purview, it has "deviated" from a prescribed morality which is as applicable now as it was then.  They believe that society will be better when things return to the way it was. They find progress to be quite unsettling.

    (4) There are people who are what can classified as behind the times. They are totally out of sync in the modern and postmodern era.  They feel that modern life is inherently evil and perverse.  They totally eschew modern life.  They believe in a preordained and natural order of things.  In their opinion, modern life has veered away from this preordained and natural order.  They further contend that modern life is a total abomination away from what is naturally moral and right.  In their view, modern and postmodern society is a Sodom and Gomorrah and is going to hell in a handbasket.  They have an extreme parochial purview, living oftentimes insular and isolated lives.

    Types #1 and #4 are extremes and in the minority; a large percentage of people can be classified as types#2 and #3.  The type#1 of person are often on the cutting edge, and often criticized and viewed as outsiders and beyond the pale. They are the ones who down the road, other people see HOW ON TARGET and CORRECT the former are.   

    Types #2 and #3 people are security conscious, they follow the crowd and conform because they fear disapproval from others.  These people want to be what is deemed to be ACCEPTABLE and NORMAL in the eyes of others.  They may want to live more fiercely and fearless but they do not want to be ostracized by others, prefering to live the life that others preordained for them.  One can say that they lead very gray and nondescript lives. 

    Type#4 people avoid modernity as much as possible.  At the most, they view modernity as a noisome inconvenience to be just barely tolerated. They see modern life in its aspects to be wrong.  They prefer to live in a way that is according to a preordained law and morality, no more no less.   Let's discuss this.

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Can you offer an example?

    2. Theophanes profile image89
      Theophanesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      And...? This is an observation but not really a point of discussion.... it's sort of like saying, "I like purple!" and expecting people to respond....

      1. gmwilliams profile image84
        gmwilliamsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        This post is under construction.  I am saving it as I type because my computer is acting up.  I will finish this post shortly and anyone who wish to can respond.

      2. profile image0
        Beth37posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Im sincerely hoping you just added those pics in or my ability to observe details is worse than ever before.

        1. gmwilliams profile image84
          gmwilliamsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          To all: this post/thread is completed and open for response.

          1. profile image0
            Beth37posted 11 years agoin reply to this

            I don't know who the last 3 are.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)