Prompt: Monday, January 20, 2014
Do you still feel pressure to conform? If no, what age did it stop?
This prompt made me think.
I emigrated to the United States as a child. When my parents were registering me into elementary school, I heard the counselor tell my mom to speak only in English to me outside of school. I went to a trilingual school where English was one of the languages taught, so that helped, but I think this paved the way for my family to start conforming to the ways of this country.
I think we are still conforming today. I don’t think it is a pressured conformity, but more like a “when in Rome, do as the Romans do” type of thing. Personally, I feel this in both my business and social worlds. There are rules in behaviors that I follow because it’s the norm.