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koi1220
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acrion
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Does the society constantly pressure us to surrender our individualities to be part of society?

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Started: 2/27/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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koi1220

Pro

Society always encourages people to be themselves, to be an individual; yet every time when someone is different, the society judges. Because of this paradox, this contradiction that the society created for itself, we, as part of it, always feel the constant pressure to fit it, to be a conformist, and keep our individuality hidden. We hide our own selves, just to be secure, to feel safe, although inside, we know that we're not happy. We know that we are just a victim of the judgmental place, that is made up of other conformists.
acrion

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Society as a whole- that is a modern non socialist government ; encourages individuality. This Society appears to at first glance to suppress individuality; however, this is not the case in most western cultures. For example, in American society individualism has been imprinted through generations into the minds of its people. Therefore, society which ideally is based on the people"s beliefs supports the individuality of people.
Debate Round No. 1
koi1220

Pro

It's ideally support individualism. Ideally? So why does society still judge? We sill have segregation problems throughout the world. For examples, the society has called people with extreme piercing/ tattooing attention seekers, it blindly criticize them, call them freaks, give them look in public, they are considered strange creatures in the society. But on the other hand, it praised individual that make a great contribution to the society. Isn't this an example of segregation, society is a selfish place that does things on its own term, set a standard for itself and wants everyone to meet that standard. If so why is it still campaigning equality while it does not apply to itself? Just like it encourage people to be themselves. Society is too afraid to become individual. That's why it judges, criticizes people and set itself as a standard for others to reach its expectations.
acrion

Con

You make excellent points there; however, society especially American society embraces uniqueness as part of its core set of beliefs. Obviously there are extremists who view any uniqueness as a disease that must be destroyed the majority of society thrives on the innovative minds of unique individuals. Without uniqueness our societies would never have developed because no one would have ever felt the strive to become better then everyone else they would just be content in sameness. Human society originated as a group of individuals bound together by the understood laws of there community and there binds formed by them recognizing each other as a separate beings who are unique and through this this developed the wheel, fire, nuclear fission because society pushed these individuals to work together. Society does not inhibit individuality it pushes individuals to achieve their potential; to achieve greatness.
Debate Round No. 2
koi1220

Pro

Society does pressure us to fit in. According to study, people is afraid to be alone, left out, therefore they conform to feel secure and comfortable, even if it means to lose individuality. Also, people surrender their individuality because of law enforcement. Being an individual does not always benefit the society, that is why we have laws, and laws force us to do certain things in certain ways. Although, laws enforcement benefits the society, we still surrender our individuality to the society and be part of it.
acrion

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acrion forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by ChickenIsOkay 3 years ago
ChickenIsOkay
Society does encourage others to go about on their own paths, however if that path is breaking tradition, the community begin to judge. Society is constantly pushing others to achieve greatness, yes, but they expect that person to do so in a certain way. The society, made of conformists, is a judgmental environment in which the people have no concern for those who "stray away from the meta."
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