What is the Relationship between Happiness and Individuality?
There is a strong relationship between happiness and individuality. However some people think
that following the group and blending in is the way to be happy. Most people want to be accepted. It all starts
with being accepted by parents, then by teachers, by friends, by the boss, and so on. You see in movies all the
time that people change themselves so that they could fit in and be accepted. Most people see others and want to be
like them. It is rare that people see what they have and what they are and are proud enough to not change a thing
about themselves and want people to accept them as they are.
Getting rid of individuality for happiness
People can pretend to be something they are not, to go along with what the group says, to dress
like others, and to be just like others that they admire. Sometimes getting rid of your individuality and be just
like the group will make you happy because you are likely to be accepted. After all, people like to hang around
people who are like them. That way, there is no competition, not argument, etc. For awhile, you can actually be
happy changing yourself. You can have lots of friends, you can feel popular, you can go to places and parties where
popular people go.
Temporary happiness from lack of individuality
However, soon you will realize what you truly want and what you are and they are likely to not
be what you have become. Unless you really want to change yourself FOR YOURSELF, you will not be happy changing.
Everyone is different. They like doing different things and have different opinions. In Sydney White, she says that
everyone likes to do things that are at times dorky, so we are all dorks.
Sydney White is happy with the dorks and being dorky herself
In fact Sydney White is the happiest person in the movie! She tried changing herself and getting
rid of her individuality but soon found out that there are more to life than just fitting in. Amanda Bynes did
another movie with the same fitting in theme called 'What a Girl wants' with Collin Firth. In Sydney White, she had
to step out of her own little world to find out that the world had more to offer than her little world and the
bigger world is actually happier than the Kappa little world. The dorks and minorities are happy, successful and
long life friends.