Essay on Sociological Imagination

633 Words Oct 23rd, 2015 3 Pages
Occasionally everyone has suffered from depression, weather it was long term or short term. Feeling hopelessness, irritablity, or feeling anxious or “empty” these symptoms can greatly effect people’s daily routines. Suddenly, waking up in the morning, trying to fall asleep or simply interacting with other people becomes one of the most difficult challenges. Depression can be cause by many things such as financial issues, relationship problems, family problems or an individual just may not be happy. Although, if this person uses their social imagination it may be a little easier for them to cope with their depression. Looking at their problems in a more general perspective helps them realize they are not alone and these are daily problems …show more content…
There are many contributes the media has issued that plays a huge role towards the sociological imagination concept. Since the rise of depression has increased, it is not hard to easily spot an ad on the subway asking if you’re depressed and influencing you to call a toll for assistance.

There are many hotlines you can contact if you feel like venting anonymously and websites where you can talk to a therapist about your problems. Not to mention public forums that allow you to relate to others and express your feelings. Scrolling thorough your timeline or feed on a gloomy day and seeing a post about another individual having a bad day might not make you’re day completely better but it will make you feel as if you’re not alone. Simply seeing someone post a quote about the same struggle you’re facing can also play a huge role in understanding the benefit of using the sociological imagination. Media is such a powerful strategy that glorifies C. Wright Mills intentions.

C. Wright Mills social imagination strategy back then might have been a little more complicated to apply to our problems if it narrowed down to depression back then due to the acceptance of society in the late 60s depression wasn’t to common nor accepted. Media has now made it easier to accept and socialize with other people facing similar conflicts. If an individual looks at depression with their social imagination they may say “this is an

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