a) Blindly follow dictates, rules, or regulations without questioning motives;
b) Have your own personal opinion but you stifle it & give in just to keep the peace because it is contrary to that of the populace;
c) Go along with the majority just so you're not labeled a troublemaker;
d) You allow yourself to be bullied into going with the flow, doing what everyone else is doing just to fit in & be part of the team;
e) Prefer to be "rewarded" for compliance rather than branded the god-awful title of "noncompliant" or non-conformist".
Complacency is defined as a "Sense of ease & security with status quo; Feeling of contentment & security often accompanied with a lack of awareness of pending trouble, potential danger or controversy".
You may be complacent if:
a) Stuff bothers you but you shrug it off because you feel your opinion doesn't count;
b) You decide you're not powerful enough to make a change;
c) You consider it a bother to investigate options or alternatives, to instigate & inspire the uninformed, or to initiate the smallest step towards change, so you just accept shit as it’s fed to you. Yes, I said that. And yes, there are many more examples of the above.
You yourself know when you’ve been complacent and the times that you’ve conformed. Like sheep to the slaughter we are led astray. But then one day, you wake up. You decide life is too short to stay blind, and you have to stand on principle. You either stand for something, or fall for anything as Brother Malcolm X once said. Wake up my Friend! Ditch complacency and conformity! Forget being Sheep; Dare to be Bull, Unicorn, or Dragon. Everyone has their say, their opinion, but there's no law that says you have to agree with them or comply with what you feel goes against your grain. Listen respectfully, but follow your own guidance, your own path. Be the misfit, rebel and troublemaker that Rob Siltanen celebrates. God knows we need more of ‘em!
Thank you, Rob Siltanen: "Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do”.
Audrey Steele, L.Ac.