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Jane Brotman (0:49) video | transcript


There was a tremendous sense of conformity in the world I was growing up in. There was an expectation that one would dress a certain way , with certain outfits, there was an expectation that one would go to college, there was an expectation that one would become a consumer and very materialistic, that that's somehow what you were supposed to do in life. And there was also a conformity, I believe, in terms of just a belief that if your government told you something that that was the truth and you didn't question it.




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