If you’ve ever seen the movie Ella Enchanted, you’re probably wondering how this movie could possibly change anyone’s life. It all boils down to the one word, a word that controls all of society: conformity. What I was subconsciously realizing was that Anne Hathaway wasn’t portraying a character in a film, she was acting as a female version of myself. She did everything she was told, without thinking about it. “How ridiculous?” I thought, “Who does everything that they are told to do?” After the movie, the parents told us to go to bed, to get ready for the big day that we had ahead of us. This was how they g...
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...which increasing the cost due to its proximity to a large supplier of jobs. These two factors attract people who are more educated and wealthy, looking to provide the best life for their children possible, to the northeast. While other places with worse school systems and less proximity or industrial hubs, such as the southern United States or the Midwest, do not attract these people. A rural location, where families may not make as much, will have far different social expectations and constructs in its society than a bustling city that provides jobs only for the highly educated upper class. Families in the rural area, on average, will make less than someone in a vibrant city. Conformity is the same idea no matter where it’s centered, but the ideas that we conform to are vastly different. The social construct that I’m focusing on is the need for college in our lives.
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