In The Giver, Lowry presents the reader with the idea of Sameness, which is just as the name suggests, the same for everyone. The residents of Sameness are told who to marry, what to wear, how many children they can have, where to live, what to feel, and what job they will have; no matter how tempting it may sound to have all of these decisions made for you, and believe me, as an adult, it would sometimes be easier to have them made for you, I can not begin to imagine a society where I had no choice in any part of my life. Think about it in terms of your own life; how would you feel in this situation. As a teenager, life would be devastating to be controlled by others. No video games, no color, no choice! Surely the disadvantages are evident; the advantages are not as readily evident, other than the fact that you don't have to worry about the judgements of others about your clothes, shoes, etc. Sameness would take many of the stressors out of everyday life. It could reduce anxiety due to social differences and probably reduce prejudices, as well as certain social stigma.