The article “The Case for Fitting In” compares to my idea of conformity because I think that it means how you change your opinion due to social pressure. My idea of conformity relates to the article because it was talking about how when people were in a group and someone said the wrong answer they usually went with it. “Each subject saw 18 sets of lines, and the group answer was wrong for 12 of them” this proves that most of the time people went with the group rather than going with their personal opinion. I think that the article really compares with my definition of conformity because I think that it causes you to change your opinion and sometimes causes you to choose wrong answers. I also strongly think that the article agrees with me because
As I transitioned from elementary school to middle school, I have always heard about everyone trying to fit in. For me, I too have experienced trying to fit in. While others tried to fit in by buying the trendiest clothes, listening to the latest music or playing the newest games,
We must decide for ourselves whether to conform to such a social etiquette. We are taught as soon as we are old enough to grasp the idea that it is bad to be unique and to avoid being different. At some point, however, we must decide within ourselves whether to spend every day trying to be like everyone else because society says we should or living each day true to ourselves. Our strength as a person is proven through what we decide. The benefits of being true to ourselves greatly outweigh any negative aspects of choosing that path.
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
People who feel the need to fit in, weather it 's because of society or themselves, are very prone for following the crowd and giving into peer pressure. When someone is a follower they tend to also have a low self importance making them even more prone. If you have a friend that is a bit of a follower try to help them out and make sure they aren’t making bad choices to gain friends. Trust me those are not the friends someone would
Social conformity is a dangerous, chaotic force. A simple gathering can spontaneously lead to surges of violence and atrocities. As one stone is thrown, another follows, each one faster than the last. They have muddied their identity into a mob. Social conformity is the suppression of one’s thoughts and identity to conform to the herd. Despite the acceptance that it may provide, individuals should be discouraged from being conformists because they will be led to a fixed mindset that rejects nonconformists, inability to invent and innovate, and failure to be significant.
The concept of belonging is essential. To belong is to form a connection which will allow a sense of identity, without this we lose our humanity; however, conformity is in a sense a facade of belonging, as it restrains our freedom and forces us to only mimic. My studied texts show how society demands us to conform, yet conformity prevents a sense of true identity being ever created.
“Transcendentalism Essay” 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.
"A sense of belonging can emerge from connections made with people, places, groups, communites, and the larger world." Throughout the selected texts this statement displays the constant social need for acceptance and belonging. But why is it that we feel the need to fit in? I as most of you lnow am an wxchange student and i know what its like to belomg amd/or not belonf. theough lersonal expievece ive leadned that despite what anyone thinks, belonging is imvenibly desired. everhome wants to belomg amd wvehome wills steive to fir in somewgere. but we as humans almost seem ro to tale for granted the favt that we have a olace to fit. before leaving america i mever thought about the favt that i had friences, i just always knew i had them. but as soom as i got to australia i realised how much i actually needed them. cmong to a new country was
According to American Indian writer, Sherman Alexie, “Life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community.” For so many people, especially in our world today, there is a greater pull to remain a part of the crowd and to blend in while many others view the need to stand out much greater. In my life, I have always been more of a person to blend in and in some ways, that has always been a good thing.
Everyone has their own unique and true personalities. They can choose to express it in a way that they are comfortable with or keep it inside. Everyone is different and separate in their own unique way. Not very many people try to fit in and be like everyone else, but there are a few people that do. In the book Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, the author uses symbolism, cause and effect, and characterization to prove that standing out is better than fitting in.
Fitting in is one of the hardest struggles a person can face. Society makes it nearly impossible for a person to be accepted. People usually hide who they really are just to fit in. It is important for a person to be himself so morals are expressed and true alliances are formed.
Why go against the grain? Why do you need to stand out? Why cant we live in a society where everyone and everything is the same? Which is best for us? Why do we even care? We all have had our share of trying to fit in or be unique.
Conformity is submitting to the majority to fit in, usually because of fear of rejection. For myself I used to want to be accepted by people in school, I felt as though I had to dress like other girls and talk like everyone else in order to get friends and to be liked. To listen to all rap music like everyone or have to watch the Kardashian reality show in order to fit in and have something to talk about with people because that is considered “cool”. When you are different you are made to feel bad and not accepted and it hurts. I am slowly starting to realize that I don’t need to act like everyone else because the people who accept my difference, as well as their own, are my real friends and no one else should matter. Thoreau
Is it better to stand out and compromise your values or is it better to stay comfortable in the crowd and give into peer pressure? Often in our society we are forced to act in a certain way in order to be considered ‘normal’ and fit into a group, that is why a lot of people eventually conform. People conform because they like the feeling of being accepted, and that