Deep Thought for the Night

Do you go against the norm because you are a rebel, or are you a rebel because you go against the norm?

2 Comments on “Deep Thought for the Night”

  1. Unfortunately for you, I took Social Deviance at school last semester. 😉
    One is only considered a rebel (or deviant) when he or she goes against the norm. It’s the act of rebellion or deviance when the norm is broken that defines the perpetrator as being deviant. So you can’t be a rebel until you’ve broken a norm.
    Although it’s somewhat chicken-and-the-eggish, IMHO.
    (Oh, God. When did I turn academic?)