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Conformity

Humans seem to prefer following others, specifically charismatic and colorful people. Much of society is made up of people who blindly go along with the crowd. This can be seen in group settings such as a school classroom discussion. The … Continue reading

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Unity

Everyone who has been paying even scant attention to current events is witness to discord, and strife seemingly all around us. This disharmony is nothing new, but has been ramped up during the multiplicity of crises currently facing humanity. As … Continue reading

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The Wild Side

I dreamt about James Dean early this morning. It was just prior to awakening from sleep. I can only paraphrase what he told me. “We are all being groomed to be like cattle, just to be slaughtered later.” We know … Continue reading

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Vive La Différence

Several times during my adolescence I remember hearing teachers and advisors warn students about conformity. While it is wise to obey laws such as those for highway traffic and business transactions, it’s not always smart to play follow the leader. … Continue reading

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To Conform

I’m of two minds about conformity. It is a social good to cooperate with certain rules that help us stay alive such as health standards, highway traffic regulations, and laws aimed at curbing violent crime and fraud. However, there are … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Followers

The rebellious nature of teens is betrayed by their desire to copy their peers’ fashions. My sociology professor said something to that effect one day in class. The thought has remained with me all of my adult life. He did … Continue reading

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Utopia?

Can there ever, really be a Utopia? Does a Utopia require conformity? Is it possible to have a living, breathing Utopia that allows for folks who don’t fit in? The efforts of those people who invented the World’s major religions … Continue reading

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