Conforming vs. Not Conforming to Society\'s Expectations


The advantages of conforming to society\'s expectations are obvious. You will
be widely accepted as the norm and you are likely to be more popular than people
who don\'t conform to society\'s expectations.
You can be yourself and do whatever you feel like if you don\'t conform to
society\'s expectations. You may not be as popular as a conformist, but you will
probably earn more respect for standing out. Non-conformists could actually have
more time and money on their hands for themselves because they don\'t need to
spend time or money on things that will help them fit in.
I agree with Ralph Waldo Emerson\'s idea, "Whoso would be a man must be a no
-conformist," because man is free to do whatever he wishes--we\'re not robots
that are programmed to imitate. In other words, we have our own individual
minds and personalities and we need to put our uniqueness to work.

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