The human soul has the capacity to deal with hardships if they directly correlate to society’s standards of what is acceptable. But what happens to one’s spirit when unfortunate circumstances cause one to face a life full of abnormalities? How is one expected to maintain a positive outlook on life when one is constantly viewed by others as different and shunned because of it? Many individuals have experienced oppression based on issues of difference and depending on their sociological perception of their own identity sink or continue to swim against strong waves.
"Repairing the Soul: Matching Inner with Outer Beauty,"
Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/humanarchitecture/vol1/iss2/4