Social Misery – How to Avert Unwanted Consequence of Unrealism under Political Correctness and Commercialism

On Social Misery

– How to Avert Unwanted Consequence of Unrealism under Political Correctness and Commercialism

What is Social Misery?

To make more people live a healthy, long, happy life is a well-designed social intent, which has been under a constant push and implementation by rights activists and politicians; that is the good thing to be, but the outcome has been not as good as intended. In fact, such related social scenery in The U.S. has led the pack of its kind in the world. So, let us talk about Social Misery – How to Avert Unwanted Consequence of Unrealism under Political Correctness and Commercialism.

Literally, social misery is adversely induced by social efforts, which are initially intended to promote personal and social harmony. But, either intentionally or unintentionally, knowingly or unknowingly, such intents may go awry to a deviant or even opposite direction resulting in making personal and social life more unhealthy, unhappy, and miserable than before.


To come up with a good outcome from what we do, as originally wished and designed, always relies on if we have enough energy and ability to make right decisions and take right actions sequentially, which in turn comes from if we have a good mental and physical health. With it, we can learn and retain what we learn. Naturally, we become more functional, productive, and independent, and less burdensome at tackling our daily chores and tasks for survival, growth, and continuation.

However, nowadays, most times,the locations and circumstances we are in are under strong influence and control of political correctness (sweet talk and sympathy) and commercialism, which have eluded and even deluded us. Consequently, the available truth and facts of life could not be revealed, instead, is distorted and modified to suit their high demand for political correctness and commercialism, and oftentimes could not be told and heard.

Without inherent truth and facts, how can we, the responsible entities – individuals or organizations, make right decision for right actions to follow?

In short, political correctness and commercialism can fuzz up the available truth and facts of life and make people got lost in their mistiness.

Real Life Examples

We can easily pick up many examples to fit the situations that political correctness and commercialism prevail and even overwhelm.

1. The myth of We are born equal.

How true can the statement of “We are born equal.” be? Saying so has been always socially and politically correct to show hypocritical respect toward people whoever you meet and wherever you go, to shorten the distance among people, and to let”similarity forges affinity” take place. It has forced the automotive of civilization to move and to share the equality of power and
resource for all people to survive, grow, and live on.

As a result, the force behind this statement has become the chief power to push the train of civilization forward from its ancient autocracy through middle-aged aristocracy to modern democracy. However, the cargo of civilization has been continually robbed by those who have power and money, and are smart; today it only barely leave behind with its democratic symbol, that is, one person for one vote.

In reality, we are never born equal, and we can easily notice and find many examples in daily living to illustrate this notion. Let us think about why some people suffer from inguinal hernia all the time despite having never taken part in performing any strenuous physical activities, and some others will never suffer from it despite having done many hard physical activities like those for athletes and many physical labors.

Why? It is the fact that we share a same anatomical terminology for an organ or a certain spot of body, but the quality and quantity of that organ or tissue denoted by that same terminology widely vary among all individuals. Hence, the opposite is true; we are not born equal – physically different!

2. The Myth of Customers are always right.”

Is this true? Personally, I have never believed in and agreed to this notion although it has excessively prevailed as an indispensable maxim of commercialism. To assure my denial toward this, I have asked many customers advocates of various organizations if customers are always right. Upon such inquiry, they always grinned or smiled, and gave a same response stating, “No, not at all. In fact, oftentimes they are wrong and the opposite is true.”

Clearly, the act to implement this notion is bureaucratically coerced to meet the highly demand of political correctness. In its very reality, such a practice represents the highest peaking point of social corruption, in which both customer and business owner are faking and cheating in their unspoken fashion; consequently, business owners grin or smile unwillingly to bear with customers’ unreasonable demand, and customers oftentimes walk away with exultation and triumph.

3. The Myth of “It is Free.

Every day, we hear or read “It is free.” in commercial advertisement through various forms of media or venues to incite buying emotion, entice desire, and push your hands into your pockets to reach money. Yet, nothing is free in the world; the very truth is everything always comes with its price.

4. The impact of Imbalance between rights and obligation

Nowadays, speaking out to assert a right in a right-up, right-down, right-right, right-left, or right-north, right-south, right-east, right-west fashion will certainly earn a recognition of and support for political correctness, especially speaking at right time in right place.

Despite the popularity in asserting rights from all directions, especially from rights activists, how often have we ever heard someone, even among rights activists themselves stressing the importance and need to fulfill obligations? Commonsense itself evidences that asserting rights means someone wants to take something from somewhere, and who have put and stored that something at somewhere for someone to take away? It got to be some people who have fulfilled pertinent obligations to generate and hoard something for someone to take away.

Known to us and common sense, technically, life is a process of managing a long list of relationships, any relation is initiated, maintained, and sustained by persistent availability to positively envision the hope on how to timely fulfill mutual promises for mutual benefits by following the universal code of acts, that is, not to get what you like, love, want, or need at the expense of others’ spiritual and physical pain, suffering, and loss; that is not to manipulate others’ greed, ignorance, anxiety, and fear with the tactics of power and the disguise of deception under hidden agenda.

Let take the USA as a huge luxury cruise ship which expectedly needs not just a deep water way to float and sail but a high cost of maintenance to keep up her luxury and splendor. Nowadays, shouting for a demand to assert the “deserved” rights in the manner as described above constantly appears everywhere, but its people infrequently or even never talk about how to fulfill their obligations.

As a result, the supply of social water has been incessantly depleting, the needed social water becomes too shallow to float this huge luxury USA cruise ship, and the money is too less to maintain its luxury. Of no choice, we have to cut the corners to barely sustain its facade. Such a scenario will repeat anywhere in time; similar events will loom and repeat in China but just a matter of when.

Promoting how to fulfill obligations is much less attractive than that to assert rights, which most of times are politically incorrect and will be abandoned. Unfortunately but gladly, the former US President J. F. Kennedy was assassinated after his inaugural speech stating, “…ask not what your country can do for you but ask what you can do for your country.“, which is just and right to truth and fact, but not to political correctness. If he survived and continued to promote, elaborate, and stress on how to fulfill obligations, I could predict he would not be re-elected because the power of political correctness and commercialism has overtaken and controlled the whole society and we are not allowed to tell the truth and facts of life.

5. The Myth of “Experts”

An individual dubbed as an expert in a field will gain much more attention and earn more respect for being more knowledgeable in certain aspect, tiny or vast, of life or science than others around. But, what is the quality and quantity of an expert? Nowadays, most of experts are merely a knowledge collector and analyzer of certain subjects; they make an extra more effort to dispense their energy, ability, and time for the subjects they would like to stand out than the ordinary people. Inside their writing and talking, they tend to subtly pepper what they do with sweet talk and commercialism so to rouse audience’s emotion to act to buy.

As a result, their promoted products are attractive. but oftentimes not practically doable for most of people, except for those who have nothing to do in life. Examples for such scenario abound like those in writing weight loss as described in

Why? The main goal of those writing is for money; worse yet, many writings are done by ghost writers or copy writers, who are specially trained to insidiously exercise the magic of semiotics and semantics to inject the high power of emotional words for marginal information to over blow the value of products for commercialism.

In short, most of such writers are rich in knowledge, but lack in common sense and wisdom. Consequently, the product buyers are hard to implement the ideas behind the products into actions. Known to us, without actions, all undoable ideas behind the products are useless.

At this juncture, we can fairly say that we have too many experts having driven too many people into the camps and chaos of unrealism and suffered from social misery. Thereby, these unaware vast majority not just fall victims to the pretense of experts and quasi-experts and commercialism but become social psychotics in their hopeless pursuit and struggle for unreachable expectation. So, let us do something within our control and do not waste time to think and worry about something beyond our control.


The above conflicting situations have generated a big disparity between reality and expectation, which is far beyond the reach of reality.

What and who are responsible for such paradox? That is the rein of political correctness and commercialism which nudges whole society into the box of social malady filled with political correctness-sweet talk and sympathy, commercialism, information over-flooding and misunderstanding. Naturally, mental anguish emerges and emits throughout the living atmosphere with socially coerced pretense and gesture. With such distorted mindset and pretense, we tend to politically and overly decorate, beautify, and glorify the real face of our daily living under social coercion. As a result, the related uneasiness and discontent permeate in personal inner sphere behind smile and gesture; social misery ensues and prevails to torment the hearts of people with the dismay by something unreachable.


How to improve and even avoid the emergence of such social paradox and misery? As the surest rule to solve any life maladies and calamities, the first step of solution is the availability of courage and willingness to realize, understand, and accept the available truth and facts of life, and to break away from the rein of political correctness and commercialism. Thereby a prairie of freedom and a clarity of bright vision for living a healthy, long, happy life may loom ahead of us, and we all can have a better environment to explore the  odds on how to survive, grow, and live on for all.

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