It was propounded by Mark Twain in his “Corn Pone Opinions” that adoption of social standards such as behavior or clothing are typical for those seeking the approval of their peers. These tacit codes are the building blocks for social cliques, and shape the identities of the humans that adopt them. In recent times tacit laws have set in with the idea that men and women must be skinny and heterosexual, and if people do not possess either one of those traits, they do not belong with “the cool kids.” It’s through situations similar to this, that an exclusion of those unaware of the social codes becomes evident. Conforming to society has, over the years, evolved into a tacit code that is often accepted as the easiest way to, as Ignatieff asserted, belong to the cultural groups around you.
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