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lizzie
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On a more focused point, society encourages personal happiness and selfish intentions. One lie that they try to place in people’s heads includes that you must have self-confidence. Another that I will not discuss because it has already been covered is the idea that if someone offends you, then you must get back at them, which is basically revenge, and this mildly plays into the ideas of self-confidence because it tells people that you should be the most important and that you do not deserve to be offended. Moreover, these two lies point to the value of self-righteousness, and as a result of the ideas people are fed what is claimed to be justice, injustice occurs through brutality or, conversely, tolerance. One injustice in America that occurs through tolerance includes the legalization of gay marriage. Society is telling us that justice comes when everyone is equal and happy, completely ignoring the wrong, and this results from homosexuals’ attempt to “justify” their wrongs by saying that it is how they find happiness and that they do not deserve to be offended or discriminated against.

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