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The Individual in Society Individuality according to dictionarycom means the aggregate of qualities and characteristics that distinguish one person or thing from others character choices that were intended to express his individuality monotonous towns lacking in individuality Or in other words individuality is what makes people different from one person to another Although people are different people feel a need to belong to a group in society I think that people feel that they need to belong to a group because in a group you can talk about your dilemmas and receive comfort from others In a group of people you can talk about your ambitions and your viewpoint on many topics Many problems arise from individuality and from feeling the need to belong to a group Individuality creates many problems because many people will not accept somebody in their group just because they are different Which then leads to the problem of the need to belong to a group If you are not pictured as the normal person then it is very hard to be accepted by others Many people will do almost anything to be accepted Even conform to be like others and loose ones individuality The first story I will talk about from the book Facing History and Ourselves is called Conformity and Identity which begins on page 31 This story is about somebody named Brandon Carson What Mr Carson is saying is that To learn to accept yourself as you are and then to start liking yourself completely is an obstacle some people never overcome At the age of 16 Mr Carson admitted to his friends and family the he was gay The story talks about how he told his friend that he was gay and his friend was no longer a friend but an ex-friend Mr Carson has come to many difficulties since he came out of the closet Many homosexuals have a difficulty maintaining their individuality because homosexuals are
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