According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English language, the definition of danger is the exposure or vulnerability to harm or risk, a source or an instance of risk or peril, and absolute power, especially power to harm. (“Danger”) Let us focus on the power to harm someone or to be more powerful than someone else. Since the first records in history there has been a trend that societies divide their own population along certain divisional lines (Lochmann). These could be for example religious, economic or racial. Moreover, there are some societies who divide themselves in a so called “class system”. One group claims itself as superior, and the others are pushed to an inferior status. Placing humankind in two categories of the inferior and the superior can be a danger to our society, and can cause many problems and conflicts. One danger to our society is when guardians try to raise the youth to believe that they have to fit into one of two categories. It is a well understood principle of human nature that the human mind forms at a very young age. Memmi asserts that “First and foremost, racism is as intimate a part of the child’s familial and social upbringing as the milk he sucks in infancy” (Memmi 182). If you believe in youth in your own superior class to other races and individuals, then you will probably
believe it for the rest of your life. This is dangerous for our society, because thinking that someone is better than others could lead them to feel that others are not as significant. And those, who are made to believe in their own inferiority will probably feel worthless for the rest of their lives. In order for a society to thrive, all individuals need some significance in the matter of things. Today, most major nations are either democratic or are moving towards a democracy, where every individual has an equal vote. Due to this, the division of superiority and inferiority amongst societies must be recognized in citizens at...
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