- A single human considered apart from a society or community: the rights of the individual.
- A human regarded as a unique personality: always treated her clients as individuals.
- A person distinguished from others by a special quality.
- Usage Problem. A person.
"The new Nokia 600 is simply a must have! It has GPRS, 3G, bluetooth, quad band. It has 50 gb built in memory and can do anything your PC can do! Buy it now!"
Advertisements are everywhere in the 21st century. There is no way to escape them. In order for an advertisement to be successful, it has to promote something well enough for people to buy it.
Next day in school I see my friend has a Nokia 600.
"This phone is so cool, you just HAVE to buy one!"
And so I do. After all it is the "in" thing to do.
Next I have to buy the latest clothes, the newest refrigerator, the coolest car and ofcourse the biggest house. Society today compels people to do things, not because they actually want to do it, nay, because thats the way it is done. The society decides that these are the cool clothes, and so everyone who does not wear it is not cool. If everyone in your school shaved their heads(cough*Britney*cough) and they tell you to do it too, you will most likely bend under the pressure IN THE END.
The thing is that there isnt a lot of people who can withstand the power of society. We want to be accepted and therefore dare not go against what is accepted to be good. It happens everywhere, everyday. Children bend to peer pressure in order to keep friends that they don't even really want. They smoke because their friends smoke, drink because they do and ditch school because they do. Basically we all want to go with the flow. We don't want to stand up and say that we wont go along with this because its stupid, no, we would rather just "go with the flow".
In the end, this idea of going with the flow robs us of our individualism. We are no longer a unique person, but simply one more person doing what's "in". Society is controlling us by choosing where we live, what we eat and what be believe.
Be an individual, go against the flow. Stand up for what you believe in and do what YOU want to do. Don't let society control YOU.
Get a backbone and go against the flow! :p