A major theme in this article is the influence people have on others opinions and the decisions they make. Individuals seem to be more likely to follow the crowd, thinking the way their friends do, or following the leader or most dominant person in their group. When I was reading, I found that I could relate what I was learning to my experiences at Pratt. School is considered our work, and whether we are aware of it or not, our social ties influence the decisions we make. We end up going to close friends for support and their opinions on things that happen in our day-to-day lives, as well as their critiques on our designs. Our friends’ opinions are valued over our classmates’ that we have no relationship with. It seems as though society today is more interested in what is socially acceptable rather than what we know is morally correct.