Fact: Societal norms will never allow you to be different. You still need to follow what was inculcated in you from birth.
So, can we safely say this is double standard right there? How can we motivate people to follow their dreams when there are restrictions attached to it. How can some actions be considered acceptable? Is it because the outcome of it is a societal norm?
Why the double standard? Why is it that we cannot accept someone to be different? I would consider that OCD to people not behaving the same way that is acceptable to society. That is a bit extreme, don’t you think? In that case, these people with such disorder should also be treated in the same way as well.
When are we going to understand that we cannot restrict people to a box where you point at and say, when you get older, you need to fit into that box. Sometimes you just have to accept these differences and support them because you love them. It will be slightly disappointing. But heck, would it change if you had to put ultimatums and should they fail; they weren’t able prove their love for you. Selfish, don’t you think?
There is no point in motivating others, if you do not believe in getting out of the box. If you want to see change, you need to be the change.