Conformity In Society: The Bad Side Of Conformity

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Are people really who they seem? Many people do not want to be or show who they really are. A Lot of people change who they are to be more like someone else. Is the fact that people change who they are to be like someone else a good or bad thing? It is a common subject that many people are unaware of. Conformity is a very important element in the world today, and it is something that will never go away. The way someone chooses to let conformity effect them is the real situation of conformity.
Many people choose to just see the bad side of conformity. People associate conformity with negative peer pressure. Kids are persuaded by their peers, favorite celebrities, or even their families. By conforming to actions that the person does not usually
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He is trying to explain that the people of Germany did not necessarily agree with their dictator, but instead followed him and his belief because it was easier to do so then speak their opinion and risk the consequences. This shows the impact of conformity on people. This shows how easy people can be influenced and how bad it could get. Shpancer goes on to explain that, “ Recent research has shown that social disapproval provokes the brain 's danger circuits. Conformity soothes” ( Shpancer, 2010).
Shpancer believes that conformity can be both negative and positive, and that both sides will continue to present themselves throughout history over and over again. It is something that people will never escape. People have the choice whether or not to conform. It has been proven that conformity today is seen and treated in a more unhealthy way. The kids and youth of these
THE DIFFERENT SIDES TO CONFORMITY.
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past generations struggle a lot when it comes to their choice. There is a definition of “cool and
“exceptable” that the media and society has made. When the kids have to face the situation where they have to decide to be themselves or conform to fit in, a lot of the kids choose

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