Thinking for oneself
I wrote an essay for a composition class and wanted to share it as it is very close to my heart (and my work). I think it deserves an A, don’t you? I’m just kidding. It’s probably terrible.
Challenging the Status Quo to Recreate Ourselves as Individuals in Society
The collective idea to be consumed from the perspectives of non-conformists is that human beings cannot effectively contribute to the growth of their society unless they challenge the status quo by choosing to see themselves through their own eyes and thoughts rather than through the ideals of what is standardly the norm. The classic writings of non-conformists such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Erich Fromm persuade us to accept this idea: that the successful development of society is dependent on the will of its human beings to be self-reliant. This ideal is very much—or should be—alive today.
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