Essay about The Social Issue Of Bullying

819 Words Jun 6th, 2016 4 Pages
3 Social Issues
The first social issue that I will be exploring is bullying. Oxford Dictionaries (2016), states the definition of bullying as “to use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants”. There are four basic types of bullying, emotional, verbal, physical, and cyber. Bullying is directly associated with competition and the need to out-perform others. This type of behavior is a primal survival instinct. Unfortunately, society, especially a capitalistic one, forces competition where success and wealth go hand in hand. Our society inadvertently is shaped on the premise of instilling this type of behavior as a survival instinct from a very young age. This constant pressure to strive for greatness bleeds over into all aspects of our daily lives. With the advent of technology sources, such as the internet, bullying now has extend to areas that encompass the entire globe. As long as competition is present in an environment, bullying will be a natural occurrence.
The second social issue that I will be discussing is homelessness in America. The Oxford Dictionaries (2016), defines homelessness as “the state of having no home”. According to 2016 State of Homelessness, “On a single night in January 2015, 564,708 people were experiencing homelessness” (2016). Although homelessness in America has slowly decreased in the last few years, the number of homeless and the number of people in poverty have remained…

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