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12:24pm 03-05-2019
Ann
What is truth? How do we decide what it is?
12:10pm 12-15-2018
William
An American historian - Alan Brinkley – stated:
“Where once society organised itself around a cluster of powerful and widely shared values, many of them emphasising restraint, self discipline and personal responsibility, it is now dominated by a new and more permissive ethos that emphasises personal fulfilment, desire and individual identity”
Is this true? Has attitudes changed to such an extent? Are people more inclined, now, to see themselves as individuals in a society that they perceive as a setting where they primarily pursue their individual needs and desires? Is society no longer seen as the situation that confers an identity and a sense of collective belonging, as it once did?
If all this is true, how did this transformation come about? And what are its advantages and disadvantages?
These questions seem of great importance in obtaining an understanding of how society is formed and how it functions, and how it shapes the individuals. These questions are, it seems, worthy of serious discussion.