Quote: Susie Scott on Conformity

Everyday Life Sociology Quotes: "It is easier to believe that we must obey the rules imposed upon us simply because they are there, rather than to question how and why they were constructed and whether we want to follow them."

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“Rules”: This includes what the teacher pinned on the classroom notice board, but also what most of your friends regard as “common sense”.

“Question”: A question raises doubt. Doubt helps us to see through constructed realities.

“Constructed”: This refers to social constructs. While state governments can be overtly oppressive, many “rules” are more invisible and passed off as self-evident “norms”.

“Want”: To question rules does not necessarily mean to break rules.

 

I thus end with these words:

I first learn the dress code, then I decide whether to follow or deviate.

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Hi, my name is Eugene. I am a Sociology graduate from the National University of Singapore. This blog is an invitation: To see our selves as colored by cultures, and to brighten the colors of our society. I seek to help you create freedom in everyday life, with empathy and the sociological imagination.

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