Social Limitations In Life

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The social limitations that are present in the novel “In Order to Live” are mainly caused by the dictatorship rule over society in North Korea. Due to the laws and extreme punishments, people are very willing to turn in their friends and even family members as long as it means they themselves are safe. Some of these social limitations include their inability to speak freely, think freely, or act freely. Another limitation people faced in the novel were that they were unable to make their own choices like choosing their own jobs. I can relate to a few of these limitations through my experiences as a senior in high school transitioning into a freshman in college since I was very limited in the high school I went to. My transition into college …show more content…
At first, this limitation was not obvious to me because the school seemed to embrace me with open arms, however, since my high school was so compact, everything I said was constantly monitored and was saved into the memories of my classmates. Normally, this would not be considered a limitation, but my opinions on LGBT rights, abortion, and other controversial topics were almost always disagreed with and even met with verbal abuse. Even when other students did share my opinions, they would not speak up since a majority of my classmates would loudly disagree and then proceed to tell me why my opinion is incorrect. Due to those moments of embarrassment, that I became more secluded and refused to speak up in class when we were asked for our thoughts on the subjects. Consequently, when I officially became a college student, I was terrified that I would have to go through the same struggles I experienced in high school, but when I discovered that my voice is actually important, it felt as though a huge weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. That same weight that had been weighing down my spirit and ability to grow had suddenly vanished when I left my first …show more content…
Even in such a short amount of time, I’ve made several new friends, explored different religions, and even registered to vote on campus! This was in one month alone so I can’t wait to see the rest of the semester and then the rest of my four years at Florida International University. Now that I am comfortable with my surroundings, I’ve begun to look at classes for the next semester that will help broaden my knowledge and therefore my opinions. As a matter of fact, I have been looking at courses like “Intro to Global Gender and Women’s Studies” and “LGBT and Beyond: Sexualities in Global Learning Perspective” because I think that they will be able to better shape my thoughts while also accepting me into the class discussions rather than devaluing my

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