Meaning in Society
Where two or more individuals exist in a given environment, a society in the loosest form has begun. Personal, professional, and social relationships are the foundation of this society. Such a civilization is based upon mutually agreed upon self-benefiting rules. Basic and often unspoken, these rules define the conditions of membership. A society carries with it an identity. Members individually determine that it is advantageous to adhere to these rules for their own safety, security, and collective identity. Self centered impulses and desires are controlled through the promise of greater success tomorrow. Once the basic needs of food and shelter are secured, the desire for social interaction, attention, achievement, and attainment arise. All of these are driven by the need to control, and control of self is regulated by the ego. All relationships have a common denominator and this is “you.”
Each relationship is unique, each is variable, and each is agenda-based.
Originally posted on September 15, 2011 on www.childofvirtue.blogspot.com