Rebellion for Change

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In life there are many situations where rebellion is required for change and improvement. Some are simple, like growing up and learning not to do certain things and others are more complex like when a group of people stand up for what they believe, for example, women’s rights and black’s rights. I believe that rebellion is healthy for any growing society. There are many things that we do not agree with, whether it is the law or our parent’s instructions. By rebelling we can change our society and/or ourselves for better. One type of rebellion is when a child or teenage goes against the rules set in order to find out what is wrong with going against the rules. To illustrate, a child walks into a candy store with his mother. He is in shock at the amount of candy on the shelves. In his mind he feels like taking one piece of candy could not hurt a thing; even though he knows it is wrong. He slowly reaches for the candy and tucks it into his winter coat. The store owner walks over to him and his mother and asks for the little boy to step into his office. The little boy and his mother enter the candy man’s office, the candy man asks the boy to empty his pockets. The boy reaches in and pulls out a shiny green colored candy. His mother is flabbergasted. She takes him home and punishes him; forbidding him to enter the candy store ever again. The boy is now all grown up and he always thinks back to that day whenever he considers how easy it would be to just take something. This little boy shows that by rebelling against authority, you can learn to do right. Rebellion in this case is very normal. We are not born knowing right from wrong, we all must learn from trial and error. Most people are not able to learn to do right just by being to... ... middle of paper ... ... websites about things going on; that we are not really making a stand.(377) Making speeches and doing protest marches really show others that these people really support their cause and that they truly want change. By being rebellious it can act as a learning tool in most situations, whether it is the child learning not to steal or the state officials learning that it is wrong to treat blacks with disrespect. There are numerous circumstances where rebellion is necessary for change and improvement. Handler feels that, the past generations were where people forced their ways and opinions in society. They wanted change because they sought a better world and would do anything to accomplish it. If it was not for these events and passionate people, our society may not have women congressmen, a black president, and many other blacks and women in high positions in society.
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