The Basis of Society?

thePinkMyr (@thepinkmyr) 8 years, 9 months ago

What is the basis of Western society?
If we were to boil it down to what it actually is, what do you think it is?

February 9, 2013 at 1:12 pm
dragon (0) (@dragonstdragon) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

The basis of any society is a contract where everyone agrees to follow certain rules. Western society is no different. We all follow certain rules. For example, green means “go” and red means “stop”, etc…rinse and repeat…

Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@thepinkmyr, security

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Anonymous (359) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Society is about fulfilling expectations to avoid judgement and secure a place in the group. My experience is that expectations of western society revolve around success and perfection. Achievement.

Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@thepinkmyr, I’d say progress, and I mean technological progress. The consumer class exploitation is encouraged because the exploiters use their spoils to invest in progress, usually so they can create more consumables to exploit us with. But I think we are finding that any of the possitive progress does not carry with it much profitable potential, so society has to depend on governments and charities to progress also.

Michael (33) (@michaellll) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

In order for any society to survive the people need to work. In order for people to work they must first be capable and free to work.

robbiew8n (11) (@mickyisback) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

I want it to be high ideals combined with acceptance and equality…….. but I suspect it’s more likely to be fear that keeps us together.


Anonymous (175) (@) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

enlightenment thinking.

and in more modern times, social liberalism.

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