How many of us can really understand a social construct and break away from it?There are a lot of things in society that are social constructs and would have never have existed if few people haven't made them into social norms. Be it construct of beauty and beauty pageants, intelligence based on degrees and qualifications, civilised based on the way of living and place, marriage rules and rituals.
If we look into them a person can be beautiful without tags without winning contests as beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. A completely illiterate person can be intelligent and civilised without having higher degrees and living in an urban locality. Two people can be a couple living a happy life without marriage, and even being married without following gendered stereotypes of women doing household chores and men doing office works the roles could be reversed as well.
But to what extent we will be able to understand that actually, things are social constructs and life can carry on without them as well and there is nothing wrong with any of the later things mentioned above. To what extent people can break away from a social construct or let others break away from them.
Any decision taken needs the approval of society to what extent people can live without fear of society?
And can show courage to go against social constructs?