Schools often reflect, and sometimes reinforce, societal perceptions of young people who are viewed as different.
It was an incredibly rapid evolution, driven by avarice, compulsion, globalization, and changing societal values!
In cases in which a stepparent may provide a more stable environment for a child than the biological parents, judges may still favor biological parents due to personal and societal beliefs about what constitutes a "normal" family.
Anti-Commercialism: Some individuals see the commercialism of engagements and weddings - expensive jewelry, clothes, parties, etc. - as the propagation of a cliché lifestyle and societal expectations rather than a true romantic commitment.
But in many areas, scarcity is so profound it has huge societal impact.
They are not tales of aberrant individuals but of societal norms.
Maybe we need it as a release valve that lets off societal pressure ...
Calculating the actual, societal costs of fatty foods, alcohol, cars, pet ownership, mercury thermometers, air conditioning, solar panels, razor blades, jogging shoes, and ten thousand other things, and incorporating those costs in the prices as taxes would lead to a vastly more efficient allocation of resources.
If she were unfamiliar with the accepted societal behaviors of a woman on his planet, he couldn't expect her to be any more familiar with the machine.
When confronted with any thorny societal problem, I apply the same basic thought process I used on the five topics of this book.