Conformity Essay

Conformity Essay - Nicola Walters POS 353 Essay#1 I was...

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Nicola Walters POS 353 Essay #1 I was talking with a friend of mine about the whole “university experience” since he was contemplating leaving NAU to travel around the U.S., much like the fictional character Christopher McCandless in Into the Wild . I was initially horrified that he was thinking about dropping out so I asked how on earth it was a good idea, to which he responded that he was “sick of buying into system”. Being debaters, our argument dragged on much longer than necessary while we battled back and forth about if you could ever truly break out of the system. As students in the university, we operate in the ways that we are expected to so that we can effectively engage in society. My friend’s complaint was that we are not learning anything here that we couldn’t learn by simply reading on our own. He was infuriated by the fact that he was accumulating thousands in debt while he operated in a system that shaped his education and discriminated against teachings that did not fit into a predetermined box. The encroachment of bureaucracy and instrumental rationality into my university experience is demonstrated everyday in what I learn and how I engage in that learning. The reality of blindly following the educators and principles of society has resulted in a dominated gathering. “Under the leveling domination of abstraction (which makes everything in nature repeatable), and of industry (for which abstraction ordains repetition), the freedom themselves finally come to form
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