Essay about Society 's View On Society

1538 Words Oct 22nd, 2015 7 Pages
“…problems are not seen as the results of individual’s actions or inactions, but caused by society. Whose fault is homelessness? Society! It’s not the fault of everyone who refuses to help the homeless. It is society’s fault for not helping enough.” - LD Sat Study Guide, Paul Osborne, Ed.M.
It has been said that society is to blame for our failures; our everyday issues that derive in the media, at our workplaces or in our home lives. This oral presentation will focus on Australian society and our tendency to blame our peers and those around us for our misfortunes.
As you all may already know, I am Jamie-Lee Nelson and by the end of this speech I hope to have persuaded you that ‘society’ is not to blame or to be used as an excuse for our personal conflictions, in fact, it is ourselves we need to point the blame towards in order to make a difference to our social issues.
The concept that society is such a horrific, shocking place enthrals me. As, curiously, what is society? One could say society is all of us combined. This being said, how can the majority of us be the cause of all of our failures? It appears, to me, that our concept of ‘society’ is both inept and illogical.
A significant concept within Australian society is the prevalence of subjective and generalised social norms. These social norms are the obvious or implied guidelines which classify acceptable behaviours within a society. In addition, social norms define our shared beliefs, morals and standards which we…

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