Changing Behavior

Societal or individual behavior is inextricably linked to the community or individual characteristic traits, and behavioral traits are subject to case by case basis and the community, in question. When a given behavior is accepted in a society, the behavior becomes part of the societal norms and enables the prevalence of the behavior. However, if certain behavior is not condoned, but its prevalence is high or equivalent to alternative behavior the society in question considers a normal behavior, usually, the population outside the normal behavioral trend tend to have mutual support among the unpopular group. In turn, establish a common resolve for equitable rights against discrimination or unfair treatment. While considering behavioral factors on societal and communal level, on the individual level, for instance, obesity is a behavioral epidemic. An obese individual, BMI>30, is considered overweight, but an overweight individual, BMI >25, is not considered obese, yet in some cases,

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