Language, Gender, and Culture in Society

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In many circles of the world, various groups of people distinguish themselves from one another through religion, language, culture, and sometimes gender. People also develop stereotypes about a particular group of people in order to identify them. However, most of the time, these stereotypes hold true for only some members of a group. Sometimes, these stereotypes are just plain misconceptions that do not even apply to the group it claims to. Stereotypes are placed on people because it is a way to easily identify what type of person or ethnicity an individual is. At one point in time, these stereotypes may have been true; however, in today’s modern society, most of these stereotypes are outdated and false, which leads them to turn into…show more content…
He knows nothing of their ideals, philosophies, or their views on a particular subject. College dropouts are treated as low on the intellectual scale, which leads to people treating them as such; however, this premature assumption has no truth to it. Many of the entrepreneurs and technological innovators we have today started making strides in technology before even attending college. Some start as early as 16 or in their late teens. Bill Gates and the late Steve Jobs are just the more well-known entrepreneurs, who changed the role that technology plays in our lives without the possession of a college degree or even a full college education. Another successful entrepreneur, who dropped out of school at the young age of sixteen and went on to become a millionaire when he sold two advertising companies by the age of 25 for $340 million, is Gurbaksh Chahal. He was able to achieve this using his own ideas and intelligence. In the book, The Dream: How I Learned the Risks and Rewards of Entrepreneurship and Made Millions, Chahal explains, “ People tend to think that in order to start a new business they have to come up with something new and dazzling, but that’s a myth-and it’s often propagated by venture capitalists” (Chahal 59). This quote supports the claim that who people perceive to be intelligent and successful is not always determined by a college degree. He continues by saying that companies are obsessed with what makes someone’s business unique and unrelated to
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