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A Society Catch 22……

i am asking myself, after seeing a news item that said “Our discarded COVID19 masks are now harmful for the environment”, and while i see the point of this, i wonder, “What is the base guideline of how to define “important” in our society?” How do we gauge what is more important and less important? Doesn’t there have to be some sort of guideline we can use to sort things…..

What guideline or benchmark do we use to work out the thorny issues?

Are we as humans, important in the scheme of things, or is the environment important, and we are just collateral damage? (Then i see so many folks calling humanity the “scourge of the earth”….. and honestly, it seems all common sense has been lost!)

With so many traditional values being discarded, did the baby get thrown out with the bathwater?

Seems our human society is awash in a pool of “no-definition-allowed soup”. And we point the finger at countries that have strong definitions….

Society is not defined by “i have my definition of important and you have yours, and no one is allowed to step on anyone elses “definition” toes”.

Our INNER definition of individuality can have that self-centered set of priorities and worth, in considering these types of issues, but what happens when society becomes controlled/manipulated by each individuals priorities? Isn’t it anarchy?

In fact, society should not be primarily about rights.

Society should be about “we have worked out a set of guidelines or rules, and we agree that this set of rules are the best ones we can come up with for the greatest good of the society. ” (and isn’t our concept of democracy, that it is the people in that society that can vote on what those rules are???)

Here is a definition – “‘A society is a group of individuals involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social group sharing the same spatial or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Societies are characterized by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent of members. In the social sciences, a larger society often exhibits stratification or dominance patterns in subgroups. ” (you can see the numerous trouble point this type of definition has these days, right?)

So, if the society is governed by individual rights and priorities, we do not have society, we have dysfunctional orgy bouncing up and down in self-gratification. It seems this is what we are headed for… truly….

Now, the problem with a set of societal guidelines, is that all the folks who don’t fit into that set of guidelines become alienated……. i get that too…… it isn’t an easy solution…. but what are the options? People rioting and normal life being disrupted?

So my next question is, “what are we as individuals expecting to get from our individual uniqueness being mixed up with society rules?

In this time of hyper-individuality, what do we expect to get from “everyone has to accept me for who I am”?

And here is a REAL thorny question…… “Are those who receive acceptance for “who i am”, living full harmonious lives?”

In fact, is living a full and harmonious life even high on the priority list of that which is important?

Are we satisfied when we obtain or attain acceptance????? 🙁 (honestly, it seems not!)

It seems that generally, humans who have everything they thought they wanted, find out that what their true problem is not in the obtaining of the things they are lacking….. their true problem is that they are not satisfied inside, and no matter what they buy or attain, that dis-satisfaction never goes away…… (It truly is just that simple!!)

So, in short, isn’t our search for individual rights and acceptance misdirected?

We all intuitively know, that we will never find peace from things outside us (including being accepted by others), yet we are willing to tear society apart in order to get that acceptance……..

Just a bit of a messed up catch 22 don’t you think?

在看到一条新闻报道“我方废弃的COVID19口罩现在对环境有害”之后,我问自己,虽然我明白这一点,但我想,“如何定义“重要”的基本指南是什么?在我们的社会中?”我们如何衡量重要的和不重要的?不一定有某种准则可以用来分类…..
我们使用什么准则或基准来解决棘手的问题?
我们是人类,在事物方案中很重要,还是环境很重要,而我们只是附带损害? (然后,我看到许多人称人类为“大地之灾”……老实说,似乎所有常识都已消失!)
抛弃了许多传统价值观,婴儿被洗澡水扔掉了吗?
似乎我们的人类社会充斥着“无界限的汤”。我们将矛头指向定义明确的国家…
社会的定义不是“我有重要的定义,而您有您的定义,任何人都不能踩别人的”定义”脚趾”。
在考虑这些类型的问题时,我们对内在性的定义可以具有一系列以自我为中心的优先事项和价值,但是当社会变得由每个优先事项控制/操纵时,会发生什么呢?是无政府状态吗?
实际上,社会不应主要关注权利。
社会应该关注“我们已经制定了一套准则或规则,并且我们同意这套规则是我们可以为社会最大利益而提出的最佳规则。”(这不是我们的概念。民主,就是那个社会中的人可以对这些规则进行投票???
这是一个定义-“一个社会是一群参与持久性社会互动的个人,或者是一个拥有相同空间或社会领域的大型社会团体,通常受相同的政治权威和主导的文化期望的影响。社会的特征在于模式共享独特文化和制度的个人之间的关系(社会关系);给定的社会可以描述为其成员组成部分之间这种关系的总和。在社会科学中,一个较大的社会经常表现出分层或主导模式。子组。”(您现在可以看到这种类型的定义存在很多麻烦点,对吧?)
因此,如果社会受个人权利和优先权支配,那么我们就没有社会,我们的功能失调的狂欢会在自我满足中上下波动。看来这就是我们要去的……真正地……
现在,一套社会准则的问题在于,所有不符合这套准则的人们都变得疏远了……我也明白了……这不是一个简单的解决方案….但是有什么选择?人们骚动和正常生活受到干扰?
因此,我的下一个问题是:“作为个体,我们期望从我们的个体独特性与社会规则相融合中得到什么?
在这个高度个性化的时代,我们期望从“每个人都必须接受我是我的身份”中得到什么?
这是一个真正棘手的问题……“那些因“我是谁”而被人们接受,过着充实和谐生活的人吗?”
实际上,在重要的优先事项清单上过上充实而和谐的生活是否还很高?
当我们获得或获得认可时我们感到满意吗???? ?￯ᄐネ老实说,似乎不是!)
看来,通常来说,拥有自己想要的一切的人会发现,他们真正的问题不在于获得他们所缺少的东西…..他们的真正问题是他们对内部不满意,并且没有不管他们购买或获得的是什么,不满都不会消失……(这确实就是这么简单!!)
简而言之,难道我们对个人权利和接受的追求不正确吗?
我们所有人都凭直觉知道,我们永远也不会从外面的事物中找到和平(包括被他人接受),但是我们愿意为了获得这种认可而将社会瓦解。
只是有点混乱22你不觉得吗?

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