Whereas belongingness is a psychological construct which brings to bear that we’re inherently motivated to seek out and join with other humans, and we feel a sense of comfort in it, societal norms are behavioral patterns and cues expected in a particular society for acceptibility. There are intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect societal norms. The question is, are the social norms in my city going to help to disentangle me from the shackles of mundane inebrieties? Obviously, Lord Krishna’s teachings give us the green light to total freedom from samsara, or repeated birth and death.

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