People that defy the social norms that most of us unconsciously follow are what I would deem to be rebels. Felsenfeld defines rebels as people who seek to break the mood and do something that’s exclusively “theirs,” and to be weird by way of self-expression (par. 13). Part of the sense of rebellious tendencies reminded me of Alina Tugend’s essay “Multitasking Can Make You Lose… Um… Focus” and how she focuses on what society already does so commonly and arguing to do the opposite. This sense of potential insubordinate nature shows that both being a conformist and counteracting standard culture-scripted life has been a part of human life for ages. Tugend suggests against to the common ways of multitasking with supporting evidence, then suggesting at the final paragraph that was simply focus on “single-tasking” instead (Tugend par. 33). To me, this shows how she is a rebel in society and recognizes that following social norms (like e-mailing and talking on the phone) can cause problems with attention and quality of work (par.