For years I've been using the word dogma to describe other people's thinking. This is an example of how I used it:
Don't get caught up in other people's dogma...live your own truth...
Basically to not get hung up on expectations of others for you to be thin, smart, sexy, successful under their definition, rich, etc. To find existence outside of the bounds of socially-defined morality (which I call dogma). I am wondering if dogma was the correct word or if there is something better to describe this type of peer pressure or expectation.
Dogma seems to be defined as related to religion, but I am referring more to humanity in general. Thoughts?