Attitudes and the Society Part 2


We need to look at where we stand as an individual, as a group and as a community within a country found in a continent. As an individual are we willing to change and accept that what we have done, are doing, and will do is good or bad and therefore need to be rehabilitated or sustained? One big question is; “why are some individual progressing while others retrogress, some countries especially the western world always building ahead and others are seriously struggling to implement dead policies that finally favor only an individual though WE claim that the WESTERN AND MODERN way of doing things is the best thereby neglecting our own culture?” Dead conscience should I presumed to be the case in this part of our world. This and other factors are credited and being laid as foundations for the generations to come.

It must first be seen that all men are “philosophers,” by defining the limits and characteristics of the “spontaneous philosophy”. That is to say, we proceed to the question is it better to “think,” without having a critical awareness, in a conception of the word mechanically imposed by the external environment; i.e. by one of the social groups in which everyone is automatically involved from the moment of his entry into conscious world.

Or, on the other hand, is it better t to work out consciously and critically one’s own conception of the word and thus, in connection with the labors of one’s own brain, choose one’s sphere of activity, take an active part in one’s own guide, refusing to accept passively and supinely from outside the moulding of one’s personality.

An individual needs to understand he/she is made up of unique detractors or labors of one’s own brain: cognitive, behavior and affective as well as the Evaluative domains which consistently work against each other in the implied world.

Cognitive Domain: The mental state and sentiments about the situation in which we find ourselves as an individual to take a decisive decision.

Affective Domain: This domain is about how an individual feel about the object, issue or event that impede in performance of daily burdens.

Behavioral Domain: How the attitude is perceived by people around us sways our manners.

Evaluative Domain: This aspect deals with how positively or negatively each individual response to inducements.

Therefore, the starting point of critical explanation is the consciousness of what one really is and is “knowing thyself” as a product of the bygone process to date which has dumped in us an extremely of traces without leaving an account.

Similarly, the contrast between thought and action, i.e. the co-existence of two conceptions of the world, one affirmed in words and the other displayed in effective action, is not simply a product of self-deception.

Not forgetting that critical understanding of self takes place therefore through a struggle of political “hegemonies” and of opposing directions first in the ethical field and then in that of politics proper, in order to arrive at the working out higher levels of one’s conception of reality.


Jeffery C. Alexander, S. S. (1990). Culture and Society Contemporary debate. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.


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