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"Our desire to conform is greater than our respect for objective facts." - AP exam


x3AbbieMarie 1 / -  
Jan 12, 2012   #1
I have to defend, challenge, or qualify Margaret Drabbles quote, "Our desire to conform is greater than our respect for objective facts."

"One thing most people, especially teenagers, despise is being called weird or different. So, in order to avoid that, many people comply to society's idea of "normal." This could include the clothes we wear, the music we listen to, or even the things we eat and drink.

For some reason, being original has become taboo. If wearing parachute pants is "in," then anyone who doesn't own parachute pants is going to be picked out of the crowd and made fun of. Of course, not everyone conforms to these norms. ..."

Like I said, it's just a start. I'm wondering of I'm heading in the right direction with this. :)
EF_Susan - / 2,364 12  
Jan 12, 2012   #2
I think this is starting out perfectly, and I can already tell you're an excellent writer. Good luck with it!

:)
Jennyflower81 - / 690 96  
Jan 12, 2012   #3
Hi :) I really like where your paper is headed, you have the basis for an intelligent essay.

Its true, you are already making some very good points. I bet kids in schools that require a uniform don't have to worry as much about conforming to dress "normal." More than anything else, the media fuels our desire to be like everyone else- because the media subliminally causes people to feel a certain way. Through advertising, the messages are: "you need the best television, phone, ipod, etc." Images of adorable children or puppy dogs make people feel safe and secure with the product that is advertised. Go to the mall- everywhere you go- you see similar clothes in storefronts, which they tell us is "in style." Many people are like sheep, easily herded in to a group that wants to look the same. All they care about is fitting in, and "keeping up with the Jones's"

I think you really have something to go on, this topic can definitely make a great essay. Good luck!
besareso 1 / 13  
Jan 12, 2012   #4
yeah you are a good writer
saurabh93 11 / 94  
Jan 12, 2012   #5
You're off to a great start so far. Can you look at my 2 Commonapp and USC essays?


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