Essay on Norms And Norms Of Society

857 Words Nov 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
Almost each and every thing we do in life is judged by a specific arrangement of rules. When we are growing up, we are educated by our parents of what to do and what not to do. Every family lives by a different set of ideals and beliefs. It can be because of religion, nature they live in, and what sort of government they comply with. Although the one that remains constant in all societies and households are norms. There are two types of norms, informal and formal. Norms are rules and expectations by which a society guides the behavior of its members. Particularly in the U.S we tend to focus heavily on the norms of society. If you so happen to break a norm it can be spread rather quickly through social media or word of mouth.
Norms are key to a society because it keeps societies in check with themselves and their behavior. For example, when you go inside a building with a umbrella the norm would be to close it. What if someone decides to keep it open and walk around with it? There is no law that says you have to close it, but everyone pretty much knows you close an umbrella when entering a building. This is a small example of breaking a norm. Norms are also important to a society because laws are not sufficient enough to keep society calm. Every society is different when it comes to norms so what may seem okay in the U.S may not be in another country. In all, it is clear that people understand norms and live their lives based on them. For the norm I chose to break, I…

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