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Our lives in a cage

We are all slaves to the routines of our ancestors. We eat at set hours, we work at set hours, and we watch television at set hours. We imprison ourselves in our set ways because for the most part, we … Continue reading

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Toe the line or else!

I my last post I indicated that each new generation is taught to submit their behavior to the unwritten rules of society. Members of this new generation of young people will initially resist but will almost always surrender within the … Continue reading

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New generations all submit to ‘The Man’

Each new generation of children/young adults presents a problem of compliance to the unwritten rules of society. Their socialization into the institutional order (‘The Man’) requires the establishment of sanctions. Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann in ‘The Social Construction of Reality’ argue … Continue reading

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The Story

From the time we were born we were told a story. A story about our life, our society and how we must behave in it. We are told this story through the words and actions of our parents and other … Continue reading

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Removing the obstacles to self-actualization

It is the responsibility of all of us to try to lift others up the hierarchy of needs, starting with our children and adolescents. Governments, parents and teachers have a crucial role in removing the obstacles to self actualization for … Continue reading

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Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

The work of Abraham Maslow showed us that humans are all potentially good and wise beings, it’s just that things get in the way to prevent certain needs being met that would allow of us to realize this potential. Maslow’s … Continue reading

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The fear of disapproval

Why do people settle for a lifestyle other than their true path, the way they really want to live? Ultimately, it is the fear of disapproval, or even outright rejection, from loved ones that cause people to move into the … Continue reading

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