Essay on Understanding The Macro Scale And Micro Scale Factors

1605 Words Sep 27th, 2016 7 Pages
Every day there is something unique and novel that human beings can learn from unfamiliar and even familiar things that take part in their daily life. Most people approach the world with a beginner’s mind, approaching the world with preconceptions, assumptions, and opinions, because of personal experiences acquired during their lifetime. It has become human nature to think in a habitual way, in which events, thoughts, and feelings are preoccupying the individual’s mind, which in turn is deterring a person’s ability to think and see the other perspective. It is important to break this habitual ways of thinking and eventually obtain “sociological imagination” or the ability to understand the macro-scale and micro-scale factors that are interplaying in an individual’s daily life. C. Wright Mills describes the sociological imagination as the “interplay of the self and the world,” in which “larger social forces, such as race, class, gender, religion, economics, or politics” can affect an individual’s lives, but at the same time the individual can affect society as well (Mills 1).
The individual and society are linked together and cannot exist without one another. People believe that many of their problems are a result of their personal circumstance or character, but in fact there is a larger social context that influences this problem equally. The quality of “the sociological imagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society”…

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