The assimilation Question -------------------------------------------
If given the chance
To become apart of whatever group in question
If it meant to rid yourself of yourself
If you found love within said group in question
Would you join now?
Would you attempt to to pull them out?
However, if they were happy in said group
Would you allow selfishness to take them out of it?
Would you take them out and us a better word or phrase
Such as" I'm doing it because I feel they could do better than to associate themselves with people like that"
If the entire human population existed within this group
Would you give in then?
Would you allow yourself to become themselves
This is interesting and unlike Old I do see a question. Not only of conformity but of self confidence and image. In asking yourself those questions you would also have to ask yourself if you are happy with yourself, and would you be if you joined those people. I belive conformity is something that has effected people to a point of idiosy now. In high schools if your not this or that your no one, or your just going now where and will never make a life for yourself if your not with the "in" people. It has gotten so bad that not only piers look at it that way but so do the teachers and faculty. A prep or jock has a future anyone else no matter what you do or your grades, you're not good enough and should give up. I know they feel that way, in my senior year I was told to forget collge that I wasn't good enough to do what I wanted with my life I would e a factory worker, or something that needed no "real" schooling. You know what, I start college tomarrow and with any luck when I finish I'm going to apply for a teaching position at my old school just to show them I made it, I was good enoough even though I wasn't in with the "right" people. I have conformed throuhg school yes but I also found myself again and desided if people didn't like me for who I was it wasn't worth it. Eventually most people find that sometimes it's to late. Anyway great write verry thought provoking. Keep on writing.
Ah. The question of conformity. I personally see no need to question it. You do what you do regardless. Your poem is thought inspiring for most people, but i definately see no real question. In my eyes everything is straight.