Humans often act in ways they know to be incorrect or wrong for their own social benefit, often because we fear being different. One example of this is the Asch Conformity Experiment, where 75% of participants would choose the wrong answer on an obvious question just to not stand out from the crowd. After the experiment, all said they felt self-conscious and feared disapproval from the group. Another example is when those in a social group have preferences or choices differ from the rest of the group, they will often conform to the rest of the group's opinion. Nobody wants to be the only person to dislike a certain food or think a certain way, they fear they will be judged negatively for it. As social creatures, we seek for and strive other
In our society everyone expects to be the same, however, no one is ever going to be the exact same. Everyone has different beliefs and different interests. Today people judge the nice stuff people can afford and the way people dress. In the story, “The Doll’s House”, there were two girls known as the Kelvey sisters and they were really poor. “They were dressed in “bits” given to her by the people for whom she worked” (Mansfield 203). Nowadays people judge you on appearance and if you are dressed sloppy you are more likely to be made fun of. If you cannot afford the up to date things people have a reason that they don’t want to talk to you. If you are wealthy you are more likely to be judgmental. Not all people are like this but it is known
Although, some people wish to be themselves but they care too much what others think about
I never agreed with people when they told me not to worry about what others think and to focus only on myself. However, upon hearing my best friend tell me that I don’t care about others, the sadness I felt made me realize that this idea is not true. Even though some individuals believe that thinking only of yourself is beneficial, this mindset is bad as it leads you to be selfish, it is critiqued by society, and it offers very few advantages.
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
According to James G Clawson, people that live their lives worrying about what other people’s opinions are instead of focusing on their own opinions of themselves live their life outside in. People who live their lives outside in are always worrying about what others will think about their behavior, dress, their opinions, or what they say and they will strive to live their lives so that others will accept them. People who do this to the extreme are sometimes considered spineless, weak, pushover and they are not somebody that you want to back you up in a situation.
Many people want to be just like the others. They want to fit in and therefore act the way others act. This is the type of shit people need to get out of there head. Everyone is different and it is what makes everyone their own unique selves. If
Authoritative figures, like parents, counselors, or teachers, are there to teach us from right from wrong and protect us from the possible mistakes one could make through the journey of life. In my journey, I’ve been blessed enough to have family that cares for my well-being and give me a roof over my head, unlike a great portion of society. They have taught me to push and exceed in any event or situation, no matter how “hard” it may seem at the time. They wouldn’t push me to do a certain thing or yell that I wasn’t doing everything I could possible do but all they simply said was, “the more you do now, the less regret you’ll have later in life, but Tara, never push yourself to impress others”. That saying will stay with me forever, because how many people can say they have parents that care but also are very lenient at the same time, I’m sure not very many. I’ve very thankful that I have my family
A person can live a fulfilling life by not conforming to society’s standards and opinions. Society today has expected a certain level of conformity. People tend to worry what other people think and it prevents them from revealing their true inner feelings. In the movie “Dead Poet’s Society,” many of the boys didn’t
Learning to put one’s self in another shoes before judging them is an important lesson to learn. One may find the concept confusing at first, but it is crucial that they learn how to avoid being ignorant.
A miller and his son were driving their ass to a neighboring fair to sell him.On the way to the fair,no matter how they proceed,they will be accused of.They changed again and again just to please everybody,but on the contrary,they pleased nobody.As a result,they lost their ass in the bargain.Actually,sometimes we need not care too much about other ’s thought,we just do it no matter what they will say.Caring too much maybe leads a bad result.Follow your cause and let people
To fit into the social standards, tremendous amount of people change themselves. It’s a psychological feeling to want to belong, so altars are made to the appearance and personalities. Why is it that outrageous actions are made, so that an individual can be considered “normal”, by society's beliefs? The natural man seeks acceptance within a community and sometimes by wanting approval, dignity and self actualization of an individual counterfeits who they really are. According to Brené Brown, from the book “The Gifts of Imperfection”, “we often try to acquire [belonging] by fitting in and by seeking approval, which are not only hollow substitutes for belonging, but often barriers to it.” In the world, many people want to feel included so fitting
In our history and lives, humans tend to judge others. If they think they are not like themselves, they are weird and judge them of what they are. This problem is affecting our society today and was a bigger problem in our history. Our society’s achilles’ heel is judging others and not accepting who they are.
Within our groups, we want to make ourselves look good and others look bad. This kind of behavior is natural, but the problem occurs when one group has an inordinate amount of power over other groups and uses this power to keep them subjugated. This causes us to judge not the individual, but the individual as we view him through the lens of society. “We conceive of each man … as being the human type which is suggested by his individuality” (p. 3). This type of judgement based on outward appearance is due to generalization in our heads. We have these generalized views of others because society has engrained them in our heads since the time we were born. These types of generalizations are what leads to us describing situations differently depending on what types of people are in the situation. We think of people as stuck in these categories and also believe that categories are firm and cannot be changed. This is simply not the case because “we are easily misled into thinking that categories which directly or indirectly are sociological ones are the only, and universally