Social Norms And Expectations Between Mores And Folkways And Social Consequences

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In Society, we have expectations on how to act in public known as social norms. It is hard to notice social norms until they are broken. There are two types of social norms folkways and mores and are different depending on their reactions or consequences. Folkways range from a simple introduction or greeting to how to act in public. They also change depending on location such as being shirtless on the beach which is normal or unlike being shirtless at a public school. When someone breaks a folkway people may deem it as rude and are only offended but will not do drastic measures to change them usually. Unlike Folkways, mores is what society deems right or wrong such as an arranged marriage being wrong all over the united states while in other countries it is still a practiced and normal folkway. Mores and Folkways are public norms which can suffer serious consequences for not following …show more content…
Before Sunday service started I told my mom about my plan and that she should be alert to the reactions of those around. After pretending be asleep my mom said that they only reactions that she saw was the occasional glance and that a group of teenagers further down the pew behind us actually snickered at the sight of me sleeping. My mom argued that church members might have talked about it at home but tried not to take note of it during church. In society religion has become something that many people either respect it and dress properly and talk formally at church or open dislike church and text during services or fall asleep and many other actions that show how they have no respect for religion. Society is also changing their view on the idea of dressing formally and being respectful at church. The majority of those who go to church now only do so because it was a custom that they used to follow as kids but they do not see the same respect that their parents did for religious

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