Conformists appear to be aware because they are effective within the parameters of their conformity. But that’s not whole awareness and perceptiveness. It is limited , obviously, by the parameters. But the conformist, including those who pretentiously act like they are not conformists, like limitation because it is secure; but it creates all various forms of insecurity rooted in economics, status, identifications and divisions.
Simply, of course you can be effective if the environment is set by your rules or the rules you prefer. But the world is not really based in concocted rules. Truth is beyond thought and rules are the creation of thought.
The conformist creates misery, mostly unwittingly, by forcing others to abide by the very thing that creates suffering, division and violence. And they impede any going beyond of the old consciousness that creates confusion, inward distortion and violence and a world of demarcations and regimentation.
And all the while they still live under the pretense of love and care and are many worlds away from such things.
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