The Giver- Debate In the book ‘The Giver’, by Lois Lowry, it describes living a life that is strange and different. Conformity unites a society and makes it a safer place to live while individualism weakens it. For me that’s not true because, they can’t feel love and they can’t hear or feel music and they take pills so they can’t have emotions. They do this so they can be safe and nothing bad can happen. There are rules they must follow and if they break a rule then they get released and trust me, to be released is a bad thing.
Cultural norms provide a backbone of guidance for people in the society to know what is morally correct and morally wrong. These norms are formed through trial and error and they are generalized towards what is morally correct in various situations that occur in society. I believe that we do not have to ALWAYS follow these norms and “ride the wave”. In a situation, I strongly believe that although yes, norms do still matter and may still make sense, it should not always dictate what is realistically correct in a situation. Are there moments when you think your personal values contradict cultural norms?
Humans have the natural tendency to impose personal beliefs on other nations. Concepts such as religion are forced on to these people and their ways of thinking are eradicated, so that the conqueror's ideas would be upheld. This shows the significance of human nature, which proves that human beings desire to live in an environment where the mindsets are similar to their own. If placed in a different environment, then they begin to feel uncomfortable because of fear of being in a foreign society. To counter this feeling, these people enforce their own views of society.
Second; the ego which generates a balance between what is instinctive and what is moral as it sometimes causes the person suffering. When there is a balance the ego is supposed to offer one pleasure; if not, it brings him/ her suffering. Third, the super ego in which the person resort to perfectionism and morality. Thus, most of the people are trying to be civilized through making relation with the outside world to go under the definition of the superego. Freud has also discussed the measures that prevent someone from being not satisfied.
gender roles dictates to us what's right or wrong and pleasing to society and how our attitudes, behaviors, and self-presentation methods should be pertaining to your biological sex. This includes norms for behavior, which some researchers have started to call “the rules of masculinity” which is completely wrong.an example of this is boys are told to not bear their imperfections to the public, to keep it private, boys are also told not to wear makeup cause its made for girls and it and it causes an impulsive reactions from people who find it distasteful. another way of how gender roles ruins society is it tells us boys that we shouldn't be too creative or people may think otherwise the way we wear our jeans shouldn't be too tight or we might
It is disrespectful to yourself, your family and your home. 2. These adverts would have a hard-hitting impact on the belief and values of the viewer because it shows the disrespect that you would be showing towards yourself. It also depends what values and beliefs you follow. If your values and beliefs were not straight then you would not mind how you look if you drink and the way in which the boy and girl looked would not affect you.
The whole span of human history is evidence to the fact that mankind has always been a highly social being. From the caveman to the modern man, we see the desire for human interaction and interpersonal exchange. And in the 21st century this need for social belonging has reached its pinnacle with the explosion of social networking sites catering to this very fundamental want of human beings. Hence, in this day and age it becomes incumbent upon us to understand the expansive range of social influence and its effect on our lives. In the evolution of culture and social influence we see that the most significant process of socialization and interaction is that of conformity.
The two ethical theories that I truly understood and agreed with were Ethical Relativism and Egoism/Egotism. Ethical Relativism refers to cultural differences throughout the world regarding values. For example, in one culture society forces females to be covered from head to toe, while another culture may not have those same expectation from females. The other ethical theory that I understood is the difference between Egoism and Egotism. Egoism is the belief that motivation for people 's actions are carried out in self-interest, while Egotism means excessive conceit or self-absorption and selfishness.
Anorexia can also lead to obsessive-compulsive behavior and depression. People with anorexia have a distorted body image. Anorexia also includes the persons’ emotions. The disorder is an effort to deal with the cultural ideals of body image and beauty. By adhering to these ideals they regulate their intake of food and their weight.
I realized that not all media shows are positive to the viewers. Sometimes, it brings negative to the emotion of the people seeing the media itself. It manipulates our mind to think that media has always positive effect on us. Also, I realized that we must appreciate our own and true beauty. It does matter what race we may be, what sexual orientation we poses, and what gender we’ve chosen.