What SOCIETY Do You Want To Be A Part Of?

Perhaps because I’m observing some rather dense interpretations amongst certain women who miss the forest from staring a tree leaves, it poses a question (legit or false) about our place in society and free agency. Does the legality of Marriage Equality granted to same gender-loving people negatively impact hetero couples? Does telling single black women to seek out viable partners regardless of race prevent two people from the same ethnic group from being together?

How does marriage between consenting adults open the possibility for legalized incest between an adult and a minor (or a father and adult son as actor Jeremy Irons recently asked)? Will an open marriage between a couple of different genders negate a monogamous one between others? There are inherent norms, assumed positions and things people do — but don’t talk about. Then there’s wholly dysfunctional, abnormal, exploitative, manipulative actions under the guise of “matter of fact”. Then there’s lying to yourself and others about less than stellar circumstances and acceptance of mediocrity.

Then there are things that fall under the realm of I don’t have to agree with it, but I don’t need to oppose it either.Juvenile antics are the anti-thesis of wise actions, yet without a learning curve we’d miss opportunities for growth. Some people love to blame, some want greed or messages controlled by a few to prevail. Where are your are allies, opportunities and obstacles?

Here’s a brief definition of society:

A society, or a human society, is a group of people related to each other through persistent relations.

In the social sciences, a larger society often evinces stratification and/or dominance patterns in subgroups. Insofar as it is collaborative, a society can enable its members to benefit in ways that would not otherwise be possible on an individual basis; both individual and social (common) benefits can thus be distinguished, or in many cases found to overlap.

More broadly, a society may be illustrated as an economic, social, or industrial infrastructure, made up of a varied collection of individuals. The word society may also refer to an organized voluntary association of people for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic, or other purposes.

5 Replies to “What SOCIETY Do You Want To Be A Part Of?”

  1. Very good post, with lots of food for thought. I think about the many people that oppose same-sex unions based on biblical principles yet miss the other things that the Bible discourages (all 7 deadly sins come to mind). It's amazing how many people don't understand that correlation does not imply causation.
    I also think about the kind of society that I want to be a part of: one with contributing members that work toward the collective good. It's idealist, but it's what I want. It starts on a small scale, with intentional communities and vetting allies, as well as seizing opportunities to create beneficial networks.

  2. This is pretty deep.

    IMO, society is what you make it, specifically what you are looking for. You have to ask yourself what you want, what kind of people you want to interact with, and how you are going to make that happen. Most importantly, you have to sift through the dirt to get to the gold. Then, you can work towards creating the society you want by allying yourself through relationships with like-minded people.

    But then, for the vast majority of the BC, this is complete nonsense above their level as they focus on petty things.

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