Individuals within a culture that espouses specific or unique beliefs, especially in the presence of authoritarian or peer-group pressure, may find it extremely difficult to go against prevailing beliefs. These beliefs can range from clothing styles, what foods are acceptable to eat, what professions or careers are acceptable, to politics, and religions that promote the handling of poisonous snakes ... to name just a few.
There are consequences for bucking a “party line” (family, culture, politics, religion . . .) and those who do so may risk persecution, imprisonment, expulsion, and even death. More tomorrow.