Pressure is real. But choice is realer.
The American Dream was based on the idea that we are all free and all created equal. Out of those who embrace freedom some are created more free than others, and some claw and fight against the idea that we should ever have to acquiesce to any standard outside of those we derive for ourselves from the unique expression of our common conscience. Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his hat and decided that was his own high fashion. He didn’t drink the tea. We don’t answer to the dollar that steals the american dream, we live the life, we make the music, and we dress the mannequins ourselves.