Reading a Facebook post the other day, I realized that conformity is prevalent in today’s society. “Follow fashion. Act normal. Walk on the pavement. Obey the law. Now, repeat after me.”
Society is shaped by people of different beliefs. This separation of groups comes to form attacks on certain ideas. The separation of ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ is heralded, and those who accept the ‘wrong’ idea are oppressed and persecuted. In these threatening conditions, conformity is tantamount to survival. However, one should not drift in the sea of conformity; rather, he or she should stay steadfast to one’s own beliefs, because being an individual is key to personal freedom and societal development.
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