Schools often reflect, and sometimes reinforce, societal perceptions of young people who are viewed as different.
It was an incredibly rapid evolution, driven by avarice, compulsion, globalization, and changing societal values!
Anti-Commercialism: Some individuals see the commercialism of engagements and weddings - expensive jewelry, clothes, parties, etc. - as the propagation of a cliché lifestyle and societal expectations rather than a true romantic commitment.
In cases in which a stepparent may provide a more stable environment for a child than the biological parents, judges may still favor biological parents due to personal and societal beliefs about what constitutes a "normal" family.
But in many areas, scarcity is so profound it has huge societal impact.