Conformity For the Good or Bad?

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The idea of conformity usually takes on a negative impression.
Throughout ages on Earth, conformity has been seen as not only what is popular at the time, but also in evil plans of action. The work done by Adolph Hitler, where he created a massive army to destroy the Jewish race in Germany, was primarily through the use of young boys conforming to an un-asking militia out to do the deed of one greedy man.
However, conformity has its up sides as well.
Believe it or not, conforming is something that could be considered evolutionary. When asked in class as to why we conform, it was extremely hard to answer. This could be due to the fact that it is something in our biology that we know to do but do not quite understand the purpose behind it. On an evolutionary stand point, conforming has been for the good. It has taught us to stick together in a herd in order to stay protected and well fed. It has taught us what is socially acceptable to do and what is not. it has taught us that in order to live a long and healthy life, we should not abandon our natural instinct to do what others around us are doing (as long as its healthy).
Overall, conforming has kept us alive back in the days where men and women lived as cave people, and it is one of the main reasons that we are still alive to this day.

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Conformity is something we should really try and stay away from. Nobody can tell an individual what to do and how to do it. We have to manage to keep our individuality and uniqueness. Cleaner

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