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  • 執筆者の写真Yuko

Father Figure


The first text reflects the idea that the recent phenomenon of an accepted member of an unsocial group was tangled with natural human desire. Considering aspects of the growing disparity between rich and poor in a big city, the author reasons that simple imposing presences, even with a perverse sense of purpose, can attract youngsters in a severe environment in search of a father figure.

On the other hand, the second text goes further deep down to people's inner minds to identify what leads to group thinking. Comparing a group to society, the author introduces negative aspects which convey that people tend to do what others do are laziness, a shortage of open-mindedness, and a risk to go beyond self-categorisation. In a sense of self-categorisation, both texts highlighted the necessity of feeling of belonging to a particular group in modern society.


Arguing the desire for a strong male role in society and the quality of decision-making in a group, it is well established that those are rooted in our second nature within a homogeneous society and we have applied it to conform to the social norm for decades.

In my view, thanks to the global spread of networks throughout the world in the 80s and 90s, the early growth of the internet were allowing us to explore alternative father figures and even third choices. If we cannot live in this world without the internet, we should grasp this phenomenon and use it to improve our society and provide good influences for young people.


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