For instance, young readers respond to Nietzsche’s aphorisms on women by taking away the message, “That is how things really are.” It would be better if they understood, “This is how my mind (or others’ minds) WORK.”
In exactly the same way, people may hear me discussing how to avoid “conformity” and then misunderstand the whole message because they think there is a fixed state of being — perhaps one that can be socially or sociologically defined — that corresponds to the term “conformity”. In fact, my sense of the term, conformity, has to do with the way things WORK, and is thus a concept of relativity, not a fixed state (just as the concepts of heat and cold do not describe fixed states, but express temperature gradations),
So, the best outcome would come about, it seems to me, if one could read and respond as an engineer addressing a structural concern rather than as someone asking for directions in a strange place. This is the key to understanding my way of writing, too, and my videos. They describe how things are structured. They do not give you directions.