DOES THE WORLD PUT TOO MUCH PRESSURE TO STRIVE FOR SPECIFIC AND ARBITRARY GOALS?
- Nature vs. Nurture is an age-old controversy. Do we, as human beings, decide what we want to accomplish in life or does society, the people in our environment, decide it for us? How much of ourselves is purely us, from birth to death, and how much is shaped by the place in which we live? The people with which we interact? The culture we are a part of?
- Is our society at odds with us? Does our society put too much pressure on us to strive for goals that are not our own? "Peer pressure" is a familiar word; it is commonly brought up in connection with young adults and their lives, but what people don't often realize is that "peer pressure" applies to adults as well. The people and the world around us does not stop trying to mold us, shape us, or tell us what is desirable when we graduate high school. It affects us our whole lives, from the first breath we take to the last one we release. What does society want from us? Why does it want these things? Are these things in our own best interests, or are the arbitrary (or even, in some cases, harmful)?