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Why Do People Bully?

Why Do People Bully?
Although some look at it as just part of a child’s growing up experience, it’s still important to know why people bully. This knowledge can help you or someone you know, react when in this kind of situation. To Show They Are in Charge One of the most obvious reasons kids bully in school is to show the class, who’s the boss. By pushing the other kids around, that person feels superior. The fact that the other kids will be afraid adds to this feeling of power. It won’t make them popular, but it gives them a reputation of being tough. For some, having a reputation in school as being mean or notorious is something they crave for. As more kids cower, the feeling of superiority increases. The same applies to adults who like to assert their power. Bullying is a tactic, employed to intimidate...

Why Mexican Immigrants Came to America?

Why Mexican Immigrants Came to America?
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores…” These sympathetic words incribed on a bronze plaque in the interior of the pedestal of the statue of Liberty seem to escape from the silent lips of Lady Liberty herself and whispered into the ears of waves of immigrants from the Old World as they sailed past her upon their arrival at New York Harbor. Historically, America is a nation that was built by immigrants from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin American countries. Immigrants came to escape religious persecution or famine in their own countries or to look for better opportunities hoping to make some money to send back home to their families. And, quite a number came for adventure. The predominantly Roman Catholic...

Why Do People Lie?

Why Do People Lie?
Also known as prevarication, lying refers to the act of deceiving other people by providing untruthful stories and statements. Lies are classified into 15 categories, which include dissembling, perjury, bluffing, fabrication as well as exaggeration. There are various reasons why do people lie. To know the reasons, it is important to explore the psychology of lying, which is very essential to learn the etiology and effects of prevarication. Common Reasons Why do people lie? Many psychologists agree that lying can start from childhood. There are various reasons why children make false statements. They usually tell untruthful stories to cover up the mistakes that they have done in the past. Lying is also a way to avoid receiving punishments from parents. If parents fail to reprimand their children...

Why Do People Volunteer?

Why Do People Volunteer?
For someone who doesn’t do it, trying to understand why people volunteer can be difficult. This becomes even more so when the task is dangerous. But there are several motives that can be used to explain this. Belief in the Cause Whenever there have been wars, there have been those who made the decision to join the battle. For these individuals, it’s all about fighting for what they believe is right. It’s not that they’re unaware of the dangers, but it’s something they’re willing to go through. For many, the consequences of not joining will be much worse. During World War I, thousands of Europeans joined on their own volition. That scene is repeated throughout history when wars are fought. For several individuals, the answer to why people volunteer is all about belief in the cause....

Why Do People Join Gangs?

Why Do People Join Gangs?
There are several reasons why people join gangs, including very young kids. The following are just some of them. To Feel Accepted One of the most common reasons why this happens is that it gives the person a sense of acceptance. It gives the individual a sense of family or identity. The leader of the group is looked upon as a leader or patriarchal figure. The other members are seen as family members. This is not to say that only those from broken families join these groups. Unfortunately, some families are together only in name. If the person sees his / her parents fighting they may get the urge to look for another “family”. To Make Money Another possible reason why people join gangs are financial needs. An unemployed individual desperate for money may join a group involved in illegal...