Key to Sucess Essay

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People’s lives shape of who they are and the people around them. Individual and the society have been the concerns of many people whether which one has dominated affect on the other. In Emile Durkheim’s essay, “Individualism and the Intellectuals”, he thinks that society is more important than one individual. He further explains if people were not on a same goal then the society will lead to destruction and not functional. Despite, Emerson the author of “Self-Reliance”, believes that the importance of thinking for one self rather than accept the ideas of society, it is the society that shapes the individual and it have been prove very successful in many ways. The world has many different kinds of society, but the main point here is that it still has a great affect on one’s life. The society has a great impact on how each individual acts, thinks and feels. From an early age, people teach their children to read, write and speak; however, if they let the children do those things on themselves then it will be impossible. For instance, sky is blue and the parents let the children decide what color it look like then they would have false and complete different perception. According to Durkheim, the father of modern sociology, analyzes on his essay that every action of each individual is connected by people around them. He said “… communal life is impossible without the existence of interests superior to those of the individual.” (Durkheim 276). Even though, in his essay, he does recognize the importance of each individual in society, he still believes that society’s need is greater than one’s need. He understands each individual have unique quality that makes them stands out from everyone else but still shares a common ground in society. These differences set them apart from society but they all play a crucial role in it. Despite the extraordinary of each person has,

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