Picture this: you’re going about your day, thinking you’re making your own decisions, living life on your terms, but wait! Is that a string attached to your back? Well, don’t be alarmed; it’s just Supposed to Culture pulling the strings, steering you in the direction it deems “right.” In this blog post, we’re going to expose the sneaky ways Supposed to Culture infiltrates our lives, leading us to believe we’re in control when, in reality, it’s pulling the strings from the shadows.

Here are just a few examples of how Supposed to Culture shows up for us empathetic women:

  1. Social Media Pressure:

Supposed to Culture’s first stealthy move is through social media. One innocent scroll through your feed, and suddenly you’re convinced that everyone else has it all figured out. The perfectly curated posts and “success stories” make you feel like you should be doing more, achieving more, being more. Sneaky, right?

  1. Comparison Traps:

Next, Supposed to Culture sets up comparison traps like a cunning spider spinning its web. It lures you into comparing yourself to others, making you feel inadequate and unworthy if you don’t meet certain standards. Who knew comparing your life to someone else’s could be so insidious?

  1. The Guilt Tripper:

Ever heard that little voice whispering in your ear, “You should be doing this,” or “You should be doing that”? That’s the guilt-tripping mastermind of Supposed to Culture. It loves to dictate what you should and shouldn’t be doing, filling you with guilt for not adhering to its “shoulds.”

  1. The Perfectionist Puppeteer:

Supposed to Culture is the puppeteer of perfectionism, making you feel like you must be flawless in every aspect of your life. It sets unrealistic standards, leaving you feeling like you’re constantly falling short. But hey, nobody’s perfect, right? Not even Supposed to Culture!

  1. Approval-Seeking Schemes:

One of Supposed to Culture’s favorite tactics is the constant quest for approval. It manipulates you into seeking validation from others, often causing you to disregard your own needs and desires. But let’s face it: seeking approval from others is like running in circles, never reaching the finish line.

  1. Fear of Disapproval:

Supposed to Culture’s ultimate goal is to keep you locked within the confines of societal norms. It breeds the fear of disapproval if you dare to step out of line, making you feel like you’re walking on eggshells just to fit in. Time to break free from that fear and embrace your uniqueness!

Supposed to Culture may be sneaky, but once you become aware of its tactics, you can cut those strings and take back control of your life. Remember, it’s okay to be imperfect, unique, and authentic. So, let’s laugh at Supposed to Culture’s antics and dance to the beat of our own drums. Break free, my friends, and reclaim your power!