Altman appeals to his own morals in which giving individuals the equality that is due to them and the right to not be treated as a lesser member of society are of ultimate importance. Albeit good morals, I am more inclined to appeal to my own; to fight for yourself, to find strength in discouraging situations, and to reduce the evil of ignorance by rising above and against it. When people can learn to accept that hate is never going to disappear so long as everyone is different then maybe they might stop taking ignorant speech personally. Until then, regulation of hate speech should not be permitted to occur.
We can start changing our perception of stereotypes. We should be aware that all stereotypes are bad regardless if they are good or bad because it causes prejudgment. We should learn to respect and understand other cultures, religions, and countries. This could avoid many problems such as discrimination. And more importantly we should teach newer generations to respect each other regardless of their differences.
This tendency has to do with selective memory bias; remembering the information that supports the stereotype and forgetting the information that doesn’t (Floyd, 62). These self-confirming assumptions can influence how much we like a person, based on a stereotype. Even though the world is filled with stereotypes and misconceptions about people, we can take mental steps toward overcoming those stereotypes. Being aware of our inner thoughts and feelings and how they affect our beliefs and actions is a constant battle, but will help reduce stereotypes in our own mind. Staying open minded to different religions, cultures, and races helps one get a better understanding about others for themself.
But the opposing party must be mature enough to deal with the matter; otherwise the dialogue taking place may be pointless, thus giving the parties an opportunity to waste time. People do have different belief systems; they follow their beliefs and propagate it, but propagation of religion into a community with different beliefs causes clashes. I have seen religious clashes, but people must try to understand one’s beliefs and not be stubborn. REPORT: On basis of my research and the community where I live in, the impact of religion is strong but does not lead to extremism. The various systems do influence ones behavior.
Even if we are not immoral people we are accepting things that we know are. We play into the hands of the chaos this deviance brings about when we accept what damages us. The moral thread of our society is one that holds together civility and the refinement of our culture. We must take better care of this thread else we shall suffer from the wounds that a lack of moral integrity can leave. Challenge yourself to start changing your attitude from one of injurious tolerance, to one of an idealistic quest for improvement.
However, the rut of obeying the authority blindly can be defied by way of manipulation of situational factors, in order to stimulate people to act in a positive way. The menace of conformity or groupthink and blind obedience can be overcome by anyone by resisting such social pressures on an individual level. In addition to that, the development of a sense of personal responsibility, morality and pressure necessary for disobeying must be inculcated in order to avoid destructive courses of action ignited by blind obedience (Bocchiaro & Zamperini, n.d.).
If people still think negatively towards the religion then that is fine, because the main purpose to this essay was to help better educate and form better justifications on the subject. Maybe this could be an eye-opener for most and possibly help people be more accepting of others who do not believe the same as they do.
People react strongly when someone breaks a norm that usually results in disapproval because of the moral importance and value that is upheld in norms. Different norms... ... middle of paper ... ... the outcast. No one wants to feel like they are on the outside from everyone, and that sense of acceptance gives people a reason to fit in, so they can be included with the crowd and not shunned out. When people do follow norms, they receive positive sanctions, when deviance occurs then people receive negative sanctions. This social control encourages people to follow social norms because people want to be rewarded and not punished, and positive and negative sanctions enforce these desires.
People will not stop making new stereotypes, and the only way to stop them from being spread is by correcting them. Stereotypes are basically wrong information based on an sophisticated perception. It is critical to deal with these situations with reason and intellectuality. People may have different ways to solve these kinds of problems, but it is important to make sure it is in a healthy and effective manner. Stereotypes are wrong information that needs to be corrected, so it is very important to educate society about the misunderstandings associated with the stereotypes.
This influence may become a more conscious belief through... ... middle of paper ... ...matic leader will often influence people to share the same beliefs that he or she has. This fear of not fitting in with the group or being looked down upon by the leader figure will often cause a person to adopt the same beliefs just to stay in it. Works Cited Myers, D. G. (1993). Social psychology (4th ed). Columbus, OH : McGraw-Hill Sherman, R. (2000).