Summary Of Deviant Subculture

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In the article, “Deviant Subculture: Has It Become OK to Break the Rules”, the author discusses how deviance has started to become a trend in society. The author beings the article by narrating a small conversation between two boys, one who is downloading music illegally (Simon) and the other who is trying to talk Simon out of doing this illegal act (Astrid). Simon tries to justify his illegal actions by stating that everyone cheats, even rich CEOs and politicians. He admits that it is not okay to steal, but everyone does it. After this introduction, the author discusses how it has been a bad couple of years for the idea of “playing by the rules.” Society is learning that executives of many U.S. corporations are guilty of fraud and stealing…show more content…
It seems to be as if deviance is the new trend. I could be biased and/or closeminded since I have lived in a small town all of my life and I do not travel often. However, I am on social media daily and the amount of wrongdoings I see from all over the world every day is sad. For example, there is one guy that became popular on Facebook and Instagram because he would record himself live while stealing from people. He would steal from jewelry stores, steal from people on the street, and he even went as far as getting a tattoo and then ran out without paying. People actually enjoyed watching him do this and they made him go viral. The fact that this could go viral and make people laugh just shows how wrongdoings are considered common and normal within society…show more content…
When it comes to CEOs and politicians, many of them are greedy and money hungry. They will lie and cheat (for example: not paying taxes) so they can have more money to themselves. Another reason could be simply that people do not think they will get caught. Illegally downloading music has become so popular that it has become the norm—just like the amazon fire stick. These came about maybe two to three years ago and people quickly figured out how to download illegal streaming devices onto the fire sticks. People are able to watch movies that are currently playing in the theaters at their home for free. Even though this is illegal, no one seems to be concerned about getting arrested for this and the police do not seem to really care too much about this happening. Lastly, I believe that parenting is a reason for the increase in dishonesty. Parenting nowadays is a lot different than how it used to be. Kids were to obey and respect adults and to take responsibility for their actions. In society now, children seem to think that the world is supposed to be given to them and that the world owes them
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