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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.