Nothing Can Be Accomplished Without Norms or Standards.

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Professor Stacey Joshua English 1A Sep 13, 2010 Nothing can be accomplished without norms or standards. With the development of the society, young people are getting more and more freedom, chasing the individuality. However, freedom is limited and relative. If there is too much freedom for the people, they will display of contempt for the fundamentals of order. In other worlds, a rich social institution needs to be governing by the laws and rules. Anyone who wants to survive in this society must agree and observe these norms. Supposing that everyone persists in their own way, it will result in social confusion. Every thing has a rule, state-owned national law, the home has a plan. The law is a fundamental of a country; the…show more content…
Even though too much ego means too much trouble for our society, but some people believe in self-reliance and independence. In Ralph Waldo Emerson's article "Self-Reliance", he claims that "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines,"(265). He thought the man should believe himself was excellent at any time, and the real man should learn how to reject to drift with the stream. However, if most of the people reject to observe disciplines and obey laws, it may be socially destructive. For example, overdo self-reliance will increasing the crimes. Due to poor economic conditions, some people believe themselves to earn "quick cash." Therefore, there was a general increase in the number of "quick cash crime" such as snatching, shop theft and miscellaneous theft. On the other hand, overconfident will harm in the public order seriously. Generally speaking, when we are prevented by an external constraint from acting as we want to act, or when our actions result from causes foreign to our personality, we are not free, and we need to comply with the rules. As the Chinese old saying goes: Nothing can be accomplished without norms or standards, every country, community, company, or family need to built up their own norms, so that to make sure everything run properly. Supposing
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