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    Myths in American Society

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    I have to write a 700-word paper that identifies a contemporary myth prevalent in North American society. I need to describe how this particular contemporary myth has shaped my values, practices, and worldview. If the myth has not shaped me directly and personally, analyze how it has affected the society around me. I am having a hard time trying to figure out what to write about. Any suggestions?

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    Below I have listed many myths that are prevalent in today's society - some are more person and business focused and some are fun ones

    Step on a crack, break your mother's back
    Break a mirror and you get 7 years of bad luck
    If a black cat crosses your path, something bad is going to happen
    Never walk under a ladder

    Those were ...

    Solution Summary

    How contemporary myths in American society shape the way people live their lives and the beliefs that they have.