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xinchaoyo | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted February 20, 2012 at 2:02 PM via web

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Find a quote, article or event that happened anywhere in the world that relates to the idea that the society’s pressure can change a person’s reality.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 20, 2012 at 7:21 PM (Answer #1)

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I think that the articles below might do well in suggesting how political pressure can help to change a person's reality.  In many respects, politicians have to wrestle with the political implications of changing their mind and being labeled as the dreaded "flip- flop."  Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney is battling through this, amongst other issues, right now.  The fundamental reason why he is not being fully embraced by the Conservative branch of the Republican party is because he is seen as someone who has changed his positions on issues to support his own political pursuits and interests.  Pressure had been brought to bear on Mitt Romney and this has contributed to him changing positions on different issues.  Certainly, politicians like all human beings have the right to change their minds on specific issues.  However, there comes a point where the label of a "flip- flop," someone who changes their mind and their reality due to political reality, becomes a detriment because it helps to feed the larger agenda of purpose and overall function.  Governor Romney is enduring this right now, trying to battle through this label with his own understanding that he really is "severely Conservative," and not seen as a "flip- flop," or someone who changes their political reality due to political convenience.

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