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What are some big social issues that need to be discussed, but aren't?

There are a lot social issues, but which ones are the most un-talked about and important?

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    Dec 2 2012: how about: suppression of individual traits and talents by peer pressure. forced social behavior in cases in which it should not count at all, like dressing "normally", eating "normally", celebrating the usual holidays, going out "normally", watching the movies, tv programs, listening to the music that others do. from early childhood to late adulthood, simply not doing what the majority does counts as weird, alienating, suspicious.

    the downsides are numerous. such suppression of personality is a partial murder. but in addition to that, it reduces diversity, flexibility and problem solving ability of society. it also creates anxiety and stress.
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      Dec 3 2012: Krisztián! Is that you? Or has your TED account just been hijacked?

      Just kidding. Although, no, it is you, and nothing but neo-liberalism applied to its very best, right? By the way, you don't choose what you are wearing? ;o)
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        Dec 3 2012: could you please try again to make sense?
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          Dec 3 2012: Krisztián! Is that you? Or has your TED account just been hijacked?

          Just kidding. Although, no, it is you, and nothing but neo-liberalism applied to its very best, right? By the way, you don't choose what you are wearing? ;o)
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        Dec 3 2012: i choose to omit the obvious quote often attributed to albert einstein.
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        Dec 4 2012: well i guess you still do a lot of stuff just to avoid weird looks from those around you. but it is good if you can be free at least in important things.

        for me, it is an "either way you lose" situation. either i do what others want me to do, and not enjoy. or i stand outside of the world, get the strange looks, and not enjoy. it is a nuisance, really. nothing too serious. but certainly an unnecessary drag, which i hate.

        however, i feel that for many people, if not most people, the issue is much more serious. i see people doing nothing but following norms all the time. either they lack personality altogether, which i refuse to believe, or they are locked in this social maze. i especially worry about kids, who are just not developed yet to refuse the bullshit.

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