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Imagine this You are on your way walking to school and having both your friends and strangers saying hello to you or asking you are doing Its normal for American to do this but being a foreigner its a totally a new experience to have people greeting me so often I fell so different its like having a lot of people care about me Basically there are tons of different kinds of social in this world from something you never think off to something that really astonishes you Some norms are rules of conduct that specify what should and should not be done They are also guidelines for people to regulate their own behavior Hence its also a set of behavior that governs the way we interact with one another According to William Graham Summer norms are the standard or guides for behavior Norms specify behavioral expectations by defining what are correct and incorrect ways of responding to situations He classified norms into 3 major types folkways which have relatively weak norms which are only mildly enforced in a society An example would be correct manners appropriate dress and proper eating behavior The second one is more the strong and important norms of a society Violation of mores will evoke severe punishment Breaking the law bigamy incest and cannibalism are the instances of mores The last one is laws norms which are designed maintained and enforced by political authority of a society Examples are speeding cheating on income tax and murder How would you feel when someone cut into the middle of the line and never say a single word to you This is totally unacceptable in the States I think its not the right way to do things in the States You will feel very innocent but back home in Indonesia people seem to not care about that even if you tell them that they would queue in the line Social norms are tightly
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