Because we want to fit in with the rest of the people

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 2 pages.

whether something is for the good, we automatically conform to the opinion of the society. Because we want to fit in with the rest of the people, we unconsciously accept the opinions of everyone else. As a society, we view things as “bad” not only because it is not in our favor, but because it is also in our nature to focus on the bad things in our lives. Everyone often ask why bad things happen to people, why we can’t prevent bad things from happening, what we did to deserve the bad things that happen. The news reports tragedies much more often than it reports happy news. When we look back to a past event, we tend to remember the negative things more than the positive. It is very ironic that we unconsciously focus more on the things that make us feel troubled than the things that make us content. The reason is, perhaps, that bad things have more influence on us than good things. We can always predict our reaction to good things. I remember my aunt saying that she’ll cry tears of happiness when my cousin gets married, and my aunt did. But when it comes to bad things, we can never predict how we feel. When I moved to Kansas, I thought that I would be frustrated if I ever had to move again. When I found out that I actually had to move to South Dakota, I did not
Image of page 1

Subscribe to view the full document.

Image of page 2
  • Spring '08
  • Croghan
  • English-language films, bad things

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Get FREE access by uploading your study materials

Upload your study materials now and get free access to over 25 million documents.

Upload now for FREE access Or pay now for instant access
Christopher Reinemann
"Before using Course Hero my grade was at 78%. By the end of the semester my grade was at 90%. I could not have done it without all the class material I found."
— Christopher R., University of Rhode Island '15, Course Hero Intern

Ask a question for free

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern