Conformity Vs. Individuality Essay

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"People don't talk about anything...and nobody says anything different from anyone else" This quote, from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, demonstrates how this fictional society had no individuality, yet they expressed no disprovement of the conformity. To be so simple minded as this civilization was would have eventually lead to self-destruction. To support my theory, recall in the novel when the old lady chose to commit suicide because she did not have freedom. She felt that even though she was "free" she was "enslaved" by the enforcement of limited knowledge.

Without individuality in today's society, the world would be filled with a population of large amounts of followers as opposed to leaders. Do you
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What I think our country wants above all is equality, freedom, and peace, something our past leaders have fought so courageously to obtain. Being happy all the time isn't everything, it is beneficial to experience other feelings therefore, allowing yourself to understand you and others better. Constantly being happy, in my opinion, is a false appearance and attitude; you have to be happy physically, emotionally, and mentally and the people in this society were unconsciously unhappy.

"You like bowling, don't you, Montag?
"Bowling, yes."
"And golf?"
"Golf is a fine game." As you may have noticed, this society dared not to have different opinions or to disagree. Everyone was predictable and identical, wouldn't that be a "perfect society?" No one disagreeing, no disputes, no wars? I beg to differ because disagreeing and disputing create change. They also allow us to state our opinions as well as to listen to others opinions. After allowing other opinions to be broadcasted, you might identify an error in your opinion which could change your whole outlook on something. Widening your horizons and taking a dip in the sea of "why's" should be an experience we all have the chance in experimenting with.

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