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  1. Nov 2021
    1. The liberal philosopher John Stuart Mill, writing at about the same time as Hawthorne, made a similar argument. Much of his most famous book, On Liberty, is dedicated not to governmental restraints on human liberty but to the threat posed by social conformism, by “the demand that all other people shall resemble ourselves.”
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  9. Sep 2018
    1. “A bloke threatened to punch me in Edinburgh last year. He said, ‘I bought my girlfriend and her best friend tickets to your show. She came back and dumped me and said, ‘Ask Sloss’, so what the f***?’”

      Breaking away from what is expected of us can be painful and almost dangerous. Rhetoric against the norm can cause others to get mad at you in addition to the ordinary problems it will cause.

  10. Nov 2017
    1. I sought to shut down a startup culture at the school that was resulting in sites built with decidedly unregulated palettes and proportions.