Analysis Of Logan Feys 'The Sociology Of Leopard Man'

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In today’s society, many people believe that it is important to change their appearances and personalities in order to fit into a group, even if it means to lose your own identity. Professor Keating in Dead Poet Society addresses his students on the topic of conformity and teaches them to become their own person. While, in the article “The Sociology of Leopard Man”, Logan Feys discusses how wanting to conform can cause overwhelming amounts of stress. Although it is significant for one to feel accepted by others, it is just as imperative for an individual to able to express their own personal aspects because it allows them to find their own path, live a happy stress-free life, and be themselves. For one to find their own path, one must be willing to stray from everyone else.…show more content…
The author of “The Sociology of Leopard Man”, Logan Feys comments, “Be like Leopard Man from time to time…. Be psychologically free enough and strong enough to live independently” (Feys 10). A conclusion that can be drawn is that sometimes one needs to separate from society and its conformity to subdue the overwhelming stress of wanting to belong, which will allow one to have a happy stress free life. The article, “The Sociology of Leopard Man” addresses this problem stating that “we are under constant pressure to surrender our individuality to the will of the majority...Seceding from society… would certainly free us from social pressures” (Feys 6-7). It is important to note this because if one were able to express their own individual qualities to others then it would allow one to live stress-free. “The Sociology of Leopard Man” illustrates the value of people being able to secede from conformity and accept themselves for they are, so that they are able to relieve the stress of always needing to fit

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