You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Society is based on rules and laws. It could not function if individuals were free to do whatever they wanted to do.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience. Write at least 250 words.
It is generally believed that no individual is free enough to break the invisible boundaries his society has set before him. I too agree that the integrity of a society will be questioned if its individuals start violating these set norms and conditions.
The cardinal reason why I believe in limiting the individual freedom is because of the expected social unrest. When individuals are given over-freedom, they are most likely to misuse it, and this usually become an annoyance to the people who live around. For instance, when a group of youngsters gathers for fun at midnight in a public place and enjoy the night life to the maximum, it might cause trouble to others directly or indirectly. Similarly, drinking in the morning is not accepted in most societies. When individuals start doing this, the society would be identified by a bunch of irresponsible drunkards.
Another reason why I argue that the society should have an invisible control over its subjects is because it helps to maintain the morality. The traditional values and culture which are passed through generations would continue to flow freely to the upcoming generations only when these rules are intact. If these unwritten laws are diluted, there would be more incidents of anti-social behaviours like theft, drug abuse, rape and even murder. Therefore, I would strongly support the social regulations on an individual.
However, I do not agree the intrusion of the society to the private life of a person. I believe every individual should have a personal space of freedom, without interrupting the social harmony.
To conclude, it is clear that the set regulations of a society are most likely to uphold the integrity of it, and help to maintain peace. However, this becomes completely true when the society keeps some distance from hindering the personal freedom.