Social Conformity Essay

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Social Conformity

Human beings are defined as ''social animals'' because in every aspects of life they live
together, they form a variety of groups and improve relationships with each other.
Interaction with others is a natural result of living in society. In the process of
interaction, society and its rules has a social impact on each individual. If people face
with any kind of social impact such as group pressure, great part of them show conformity
by changing their behaviors, ideas, decisions in expected way. A person conforms if he or
she chooses a course of action that a majority favors or that is socially acceptable. Some
kind of conformity is natural and socially healthy but obeying all the norms, ideas, and
decisions without thinking or accepting is harmful for the society and its democratic
norms. In social life, people conform numerous things in different ways because of
different reasons.

Society tries to place many rules on us as individuals as to what is acceptable and what
is not. 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

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