What is Domestic Propaganda?
The worst lies are those we tell ourselves.
Why are we lying to ourselves? The stories and expectations people create about the perfect life can often lead to disappointment and distress when reality doesn't match up.
Many people who try to live up to society's standards often have a constant internal dialogue that revolves around meeting these expectations. They may feel pressure from family, friends, or even social media to live a certain lifestyle, have a specific career path, or look a certain way. This can lead to feelings of inadequacy, self-doubt, and stress. It's important for individuals to recognize these pressures and work towards breaking free from them in order to live a more fulfilling and authentic life.
Additionally, people may have unrealistic expectations about material possessions and think that having a big house, fancy car, and designer clothes will make them happy, but in reality, these things often come with stress and financial burdens.
Ultimately, it's important for individuals to question their own expectations and focus on what truly brings them joy and fulfillment, rather than trying to live up to societal ideals or external pressures.
"The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he’s in prison." - Fyodor Dostoyevsky