Folkway: Walking and Natural Motor Skills Essay

620 WordsDec 18, 20073 Pages
A) For my violation of a folkway I chose to walk to all my classes backwards. I also added my own twist to violating this folkway by questioning other students on why theyre not doing the same as me as if they were wrong. This past Tuesday I decided to violate this folkway, the face reactions I received were quite humorous. Some ignored which was pretty acceptable on account of mid-terms, but the majority stared followed by questioning and maybe laughter. Understanding my violation how could you blame them, walking backwards is not only a walking folkway it is also dangerous to myself as well as my fellow class mates. As childern we grew up learning to speak a certain language or dress a certain way. When natural motor skills come in to…show more content…
Taking note to what he said I continued on to my class rear first. C) Before I made up my mind to officially go through with the violation I would have never thought in a million years the comments and reactions I received; scattered laughter, a few indications by some undignified students who thought less because of the reverse route I chose to walk, and also soft whispers loud enough to hear saying "Why is he doing that?" or "is he serious?". Although there were some embarrassing moments while I was walking, along with it came some amusing occasions. For example, some students joined me in my quest to walk backwards starting a conversation as if nothing was wrong and that we were going in the right direction. Exhausted from my new cardio workout I stopped the violation once I finished my classes. Heading back to the student center walking the correct way the same students that were slanging jokes and pointing fingers were now greeting as well as welcoming me with friendly gestures as if they had not seen me this morning. With that being said I've noticed that folkway is very important in society mainly because it involves matters that allow people considerable personal

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