Whenever the topic of the American Economy is mentioned the first thing that pops in our heads is,”debt”. The debt of the U.S. has been a controversial topic for years now, especially in our politics. The U.S. debt as if now is 18 trillion dollars, but we didn’t always have this debt.
Second, society teaches us to conform by not thinking for ourselves. We are simply told how to solve a problem or accomplish a task. We are never taught why
The act of people conforming is seen every where. Any activity performed by someone that is “in the ordinary” is them conforming to the norm. In the crucible, all the girls conform to the norm, set by Abigail Williams. When Abigail faints, the girls faint, when Abigail screams, the girls scream. They mirror her in her every action due to their fear of what would occur if they did not. Same concept is seen today, for example, when you shower regularly you are conforming to the norm. You shower in fear of judgement if you were not to shower, and you shower in following the actions of others. This common action of following in others footsteps affects us by causing people to become identical and influencing people to ignore their personal morals and follow the mob of society blindly. People force physical change upon themselves due to fear of being that one
People may view conformity as easier to partake in then rebelling. When a person conforms they do not need to explain their different viewpoint to close opposers like their family and friends. There is no opposition, there is only peace. However, this peace can be seen externally to friends and family. Internally, the person who is reluctantly conforming to keep the amity is racked with guilt and pain. This can be seen with Langston Hughes’s written piece, “Salvation” (1940).
We conform because we want to fit in and feel accepted. Unfortunately, by conforming, we allow others to shape our personalities, behavior and thoughts, taking away our ability to be ourselves. The principle of Emerson’s quote is true: joining a society does indeed take away our liberties and individualism. It is up to us to try to live up to Emerson’s statement of ideal behavior, ““It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of
Conformity exists to satisfy the insecurity of others. For instance, Cyrano creates a facade hide his insecurity. “Me whom the plainest woman would despise- Me, with this nose of mine that marches on Before me by a quarter of
Do you conform or do you become an individual? Conforming is being similar in form or type ; behaving according to socially acceptable conventions or standards vs individuality which is a separate existence ; the quality or character of a particular person or thing that distinguishes them from others to the same kind. Two very opposites, but you first conform and then further develop into individuals, you take what you learn from others and our own experiences, then finally mature into individuals.
We as americans seem to have a very serious problem. By doing some research I have been able to conclude some intresting ideas on what to do to fix our debt problem. First of all we need to stop bwing in wars, the more that we lose the more that we are going to be hurt and deeper in the hole of debt we will go. Second we need to stop paying our RETIRED U.S. presidents so much money it's not helping the fact that they get so much. We need to also need to stop buying so much imported goods. If we can accomplish these simpe tasks we can fix a lot of our debt problems and be a better country.
People do many different things in attempt to fit in, even while wanting to make a difference. However, that person could be too afraid to do so, and instead go along with the crowd. This is conformity, trying to blend in with society just because they’re too afraid to speak out. A person can live a fulfilled life by not conforming to society’s standards and opinions, and by living their life bravely.
I believe the debt facing America is one of America's largest problems to this day. America is over 18 trillion dollars in debt. Politicians always speak of reducing the debt, however it has not been done. The debt of America has not even been paused for an extremely long time. According to, taxpolicycenter.org only 55% of Americas spending is mandatory. This means that America may be able to reduce spending by 45%. The main priorities America spends it’s money on is social security, unemployment, food and agriculture, transportation, medical and health care, and veterans benefit. These things are very important, but it makes one wonder, where is the other 45% going? Citizens of America has always said that America, indeed the best country
Why do people insist on conforming to others and changing who they are to do so? Part of the definition of who we are as human beings comes in the differences between one person and another. Especially in today’s world, we are in need of people with strong leadership qualities who do not depend on others to guide their thoughts and actions and tell them what to do and when to do it. Dylan Charles writes, “The broad message to young people nowadays is to conform and submit to norms and phony authority rather than to develop personal integrity, personal liberty and true happiness.”
The whole article stated to be about how “educators and practitioners shouldn't place value judgment on students’ attitudes about debt, instead use model as a tool for understanding student’s holistically in their financial decisions.” the article should have gotten more in depth on how different races, genders, and social classes viewed debt because that is a big part of people's’ judgement. if they went into depth on how each of these views have the same ideas about debt, it might increase the argument’s point. The reason it would back it up better is because the author mentions that they should “understand students holistically” which would account for the student as a whole. If he were to prove that race, gender and social class didn't
Not many people can see themselves apart from conforming. You see out of all the text I have read, The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn really had the most lucid idea. When Huck (The Main Character) always rebels against one's mediocre ideology he's seen as malicious, because he does not conform and goes his own route. And he often finds himself in the the most unsavory of situations,what i'm trying to say is that if you do not conform you are seen as a miscreant, misfit,and a outlaw. This is why people are scared to find enlightenment in themselves because there arrogance gets the best of them and this idea of “ Fitting in “ slows down the process of individualism.
I think that now in life that I am not at a great risk of conforming. I know that growing up at one point or another I was influenced to conform to a great many different aspects of life. I am stable in who I am and what I am today. I think as a person grows older in life it is harder to sway to conformity. I just don’t feel the need to impress or to be or act like some thing I am not. I have always had a hard time with both authority and also obedience. I think that in my opinion they go hand and hand with each other. I think that fear of authority or the stubbornness of just not wanting to both has a clear view of