If you don’t conform to the majority community’s beliefs, you’re bound to face social exclusion from most of the people you come across daily. Even those who know you will start avoiding you.
It might not be deliberate. It may not even be an immediate response to your non-conformism. But you’ll start seeing the effects soon enough.
Being an atheist in a Muslim family, I’ve learned to avoid most of my family members, just like they’ve learned to avoid me. I don’t want to alienate myself, but unfortunately, I’ve been left with no choice.… » click to continue reading “The Threat of Social Exclusion: A Reality for Non-Conformists”