The Social Experiment
Sociology is the study of human behavior and its origins, development, organizations, and institutions; it studies the complex way humans interact with other humans, and how the influence can be greater than that of an individual. The behaviors of people are complex and intricate, no two people are the same, and people change over time. Thus it is impossible to lock a person down into a category for their whole life.
In the book “Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach”, James M. Henslin listed to sociological values people hold dear, among them, hard work, efficiency and practicality. These are two traits that rank higher on the list. Unfortunately for every good value there are also negative values that some hold to high standards, such as material comforts and group superiority. One must assess the need for each of these four values, why some hold the negative ideal over the more positive ones. Or does the social group of a person determine what values the hold onto.
Hard work is always a fantastic habit to have; it allows for motivation and the drive to do more in one’s life. It is part the building blocks to success. Hard work is one of the things that can mold someone into a skilled business man or a well trained lawyer; with this value humans can accomplish almost anything. Being efficient and practical is a key social skill to have; when you are efficient you do what has to be done in a thorough and timely way. One must also lean to be practical in society. For example building a stairway to the moon is impractical. If a person wastes time on thing that can never happen, or are beyond their control, it causes nothing but pain and stress. Being efficient and practical are a combined set of skill in which a person can end up becoming more than they thought they could.
Regrettably for every positive there is also a negative. People have a tendency to seek comfort in material possessions, such as luxurious cars, grand homes and many...