The Importance Of Human Sttrive For Change In Society

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Why do humans strive for change within themselves? Humans strive for change within themselves because they are not who they are. Humans identities are often based on the stereotypes of their gender, race, biological genes or sexual orientation, hence why humans strive for change. Furthermore, humans strive for change to find their true identity or reject the identity society has given them in order to achieve a better life. The fear of rejection from our society, family and failure often holds humans back from making changes within themselves. However, when one realizes the freedom and benefits of becoming emancipated from their false identity, they find the power to make changes within themselves. In the essay“The Girl Effect” by Nicholas …show more content…
Wherever humans might find themselves, it is always a human natural instinct to adapt to our surroundings. Adapting to a new surrounding means one might have to adjust or change the way he or she does things in order to fit in or survive. This theory applies to most aspects of our modern society. “I suspect they were all bowing to an unjust reality that required them to tone down their stigmatized identities to get along in life”(Yoshino 294). Often people try to assimilate in order to move through their education, career or life without any obstacles even if it means losing their identity. It is sad to see people selling their identities in order to succeed, but it is also comprehensible. With everyone doing whatever it takes to succeed in our modern society, it doesn’t hurt to gain an edge even if it means living with a false identity. However, selling your identity in order to assimilate or gain an edge in society has proven to be a “double edge sword”. Although, one might enjoy the success of selling their identity for success one will always be confined in a false identity and will never realize his full potential until one is fully emancipated from their false identity. Gathering the power to make a make a change within oneself can aid one to reach one’s potential and achieve a better and authentic life. Living in a false …show more content…
Although this is not our true identity, the external world still defines our identity based on our race, gender or nationality. Humans, however, become too comfortable in this false identity. This makes humans hesitant to make changes within themselves unless pushed by families,communities or organizations. These changes are sometimes necessary for one to move on from one’s false identity and break the invisible barriers set by this false identity. Families often take different approaches in helping their children find their true identity even if it carried an “aura of wrongfulness”(Yoshino 297) to it. As Yoshino parents emphasized to him “this was an education not in social studies or chemistry, but in becoming japanese”(Yoshino 299). Experiences are often necessary for one to make a change within oneself. Experiences, whether positive or negative will power one to decide if one needs a change within oneself. An experience can be a solution to help certain individuals like Yoshino make changes within themselves, however, an experience can be the reason why someone such as Rath needs a change in their life. Rath journey through the system of child trafficking, forced prostitution, and child kidnapping was the reason why she needed to make a change within herself. “Rath met a social worker who put her in touch with an aid

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