When it comes to the topic of Conformity vs Individuality the argument made by many authors is to persuade or suggest the readers to find the middle between Conformity and Individuality. While some readers are convinced that Conformity is the right path to take other are convinced that individuality is the wrong one. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of the dangers of conformity and why you must stay in the
America has had a tumultuous existence, replete with war, progress, and ideologies. The most formidable of these is individualism, or the shift of society’s focus from the group to the individual and a growing emphasis on their personal needs and desires. Despite wide criticism, it has become the societal norm, spanning all generations, genders, races, and walks of life.
For an utopian society to exist, there needs to be a merging of conformity and individualism in the society. Pure individualism or pure conformity in a society leads to a lopsided and corrupted society; they need to exist in synchrony. In Merry Mount, the people follow an ideology of complete freedom of thought and of individualism. The Puritan’s society shows what happens when everyone conforms and no one expresses their individual beliefs. When the ideologies of conformity and individualism merge it combines into a greater society as a whole, better than either of the individual half’s. To create an utopian society, a society has to accept the individuality of a person, but it also has to have certain guidelines that are followed.
First generation immigrants sacrifice their adulthood in search of a better life for their family and for future generations to come. My father came from Peru to support his family. He was the first person in his family to come to America. He works in road construction from morning until night so that my family is supported. The desire to repay both of my parents is the belief that guides my life.
The persuasive article “Individuality vs. Conformity: The Healthy Middle” focuses on that there is a healthy middle. She supports her claim by stating “from small societal groups to our government, and from the liberal arts to social sciences.” The writer 's purpose was to persuades to look for that healthy middle for we be like other that are conformists. The author writes in a persuasive style for audience could change to find the middle. Of Aristotle 's three rhetorical appeals, the author of “Conformity vs. Individuality: A healthy Middle?” uses Pathos most effectively to get the reader to look for the healthy balance between Individuality and Conformity
George Orwell wrote 1984 to show the destruction a totalitarian government can have on one’s individualism, as shown by Winston’s experiences in the book. By creating such a story, Orwell alludes to several totalitarian governments in reality, such as the Khmer Rouge, Viet Cong, and most infamously, the Nazi Party. These regimes, including the Party in 1984, all strip away one’s individualism by means of torture, poor conditions, or violence.
Finally, To fit in or to Be yourself or…? well that 's a personal question who will you be; will you go along with conformity like Ms.Mcgregor believes we should because it runs society smoother. Furthermore will you be yourself like Thoreau believes we should, and not be dependent on other people. Or… will you find the healthy middle like a young author that wrote “Conformity vs. Individuality: A healthy middle” says “delicate balance between complete individuality and complete uniformity” she is trying to say that there is balance between individuality and conformity.
The main goal in life to be a successful human being, one who can be a true individual and create a person that could never be replicated. The goal of totalitarianism is to create a single person out of millions of people. To achieve this, brainwashing is a main component to force the citizens to follow the leader. As Winston was forced into believing 2+2=5, many people around the world are forced into believing that their leader is the supreme. Orwell wrote 1984 to act as a vehicle of warning to “help people resist totalitarianism…”(Reilly 123). By showing how Winston transformed from a man who vehemently protested the Party into a man who was not strong enough to resist the powerful forces of dictatorship, Orwell was able to illustrate
The article “Individuality and Conformity:A Healthy Middle?” is about the middle of individuality and conformity and it is based on society. Some people are in the healthy middle and it sets examples about the stuff that goes on with young adults. In addition it talks about the forms of individualities and conformity. It also says that there is a certain amount of people that are in the healthy middle. It also says that the truth is that we 're all humans and that some people pursue similar goals.
Many school have different way to teaching children. A lot of research had be conducted to find the best way to teach. Most research will agree that self directed learning and play are the best way children learn. According to Dorothy W. Hewes, who wrote an article on her philosophy behind teaching children, there need to be a balance of self-directed learning and memorization.
They both are similar because Rilke and Bellah argue that a person can “ lose oneself” in sharing their life completely with one another. It safe to say that they suggest that individuals get so caught up in the aspect of love and sharing their lives that they neglect to keep some part of themselves. So in the event of a failing relationship the individual will have some parts of themselves intact because if they didn 't it would be a more tragic outcome. It sort of like yin and yang principle, together they work perfectly but apart it’s catastrophe. They cannot work alone as well as they were together, when yin is without yang the world will succumb to chaos. This is why Rilke and Bellah deems the importance of individuality in relationships
Before I knew the struggles that I would face every day, I thought that life was supposed to be nonstop recklessness and fun. I now know with all my heart that life isn 't that way, that i have to be careful with what
Schooling and education are vital tools in one’s life. American Education reached its zenith in the 1950s, topping the world’s educational rankings with many Asian countries. Strangely, during the next decades, American education declined drastically. Many speculate that the decline is a result from the contradicting ideas implemented in schools: conformity and individualism. School systems promote individualism while enforcing conformity among students with dress codes, mandatory classes, and the structure of the school day. Conformity of students should, however, be stressed to a greater extent than individualism, hence without conformity chaos will consume schools.
In my four years of highschool I have had many different events happen that have slowly helped me grow and mature. Many of these events were accomplishments and many were mistakes but I would always use them to my advantage and learn from them. Some of the mistakes weren’t even mine but I would see the event happen and see the consequences of it and it would help me learn not to make that same mistake.
The defining statement of the catholic view of the rightful interplay of individuality and commonality is “To be a person is to be in relationship with other people and the world.” (Groome 110). Human beings were created to be social and interact with other human beings and humans cannot function without interactions with a society. The Catholic church does not favor persons over society or society over persons, but they must both mutually exist. Some of the counterpoints to persons and society coexisting are that it is hard to argue “nature to favor society or social arrangement” (Groome 114). This is a problem because in nature there have been many instances when persons have been put down and degraded, such as gender and racial bias. This