Conformity (psychology) Essay | Student Essay

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Conformity, Thoreau, and Modern Culture

Summary: Muses on conformity as well as nonconformist movements in today's society, including parallels with Thoreau's writings.
Conformity is the "action or behavior in correspondence with socially accepted standards, conventions, rules, or laws" as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary. In the quotation by Thoreau, he neither states whether conformity is a bad thing, nor a good thing. However, he does call those who are conformists to "let him [the nonconformist] step to the music he hears..." Taking a step further, I will analyze the action of conforming in a society and the personal immorality of it, as well as the nonconformist movement.

A society that breeds conformity is a dangerous thing in today's world for many reasons. While it leads you to feel accepted for who you are in a small group of people, it is only making you feel accepted for who it molds you to be. By conforming to a group, you are either changing who you are to...

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