Conformity- Sydney Deese

Conformity is known as changing one’s own beliefs to fit into another group. In my own words it basically means that individuals change their own behavior in order to feel accepted in our society. It is sad to say that conformity has taken its toll in our culture for the past decade, but it is very true. Many individuals seem to be afraid to be who they actually are. They are afraid to show the world what they have to offer. By this I mean that individuals would rather conform into what our society believes is beautiful and brilliant, instead of being their selves. For instance, they strive to be like the stereotypical model.

 I believe everybody is beautiful inside and out, and no one should hide who they really are. A verse that really spoke to me while writing this is 1 Peter 3:3-4, Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” 

We all want to feel accepted in this world, but being honest with yourself and embracing who you are is like “gold.” You will shine like no other, and reflect something special. It is far better than any outward adornment that could ever be worn, and it is far better than being something that you are not. People should admire and encourage the miscellaneous of another.

 

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