This project was based around solicitation and its affects on our society and our population. This project was very broad, there was plenty of room to explore into our own personal interests. One thing I learned that I thought was very important was manifest and latent functions. Manifest functions are obvious and conscious but the latent functions are unconscious and less visible. These concepts appear in organizations/foundations. For example an organization purpose may appear to be to support the community but instead it is there for its own benefits and profits. Durning the personal mask aspect I was able to connect to the project on a much more personal level. When I started this project I felt it was very general and was not creative but once we started to see how we are surrounded by socialization. I focused my essay around solicitations relation to self worth.. This project was very eye opening and made me more aware of things that affect me and make me change or develop. This project was very beneficial in my opinion an was a great way to start the year.