What do you believe is more valuable to society in regards to its social structure? (Gender roles, family structure, marriage, etc.) Please explain why in comments.
Tradition has it's place as does progression. We need to keep both in perspective and learn from history. Some things need progression but need to be carefully weighed out and understand why we are changing them. Overall for this question I chose Tra
I think any individual should be able to do what they think is best for their family. 'Gender roles' should not really be a thing. And the fact that people think that the traditional family life is being attacked,
it's not. It's just a different image of what a family should be. We can't simply all go back to living on farms and having 10 kids.
More info is needed. Not all progressions are beneficial and not all traditions are valuable. This necessarily needs to be determined on a case by case basis.
I agree. I was considering specifying, but decided that it would be better if I left it up to my followers to interpret it however they wish. I explain why below. :)
I conceptualized tradition differently than most. Rather than thinking about it as doing the same thing, tradition is there to call attention to a certain aspect of life, or to offer comfort and security, amongst other things. In this idea,
...constantly repeating yourself simply for the sake of repetition can actually be a hindrance to fulfilling tradition. You must ask why and for what purpose does the tradition exist. And, if it's found that the motions made in order to satisfy
...tradition in fact detract from the purpose, then the motions need to be changed in order for tradition to be served.
The family structure is sadly changing which is actually more damaging to our economy than you might think
That's an adorable little assertion without any evidence to back it up.
Wow there no need for hostility. I cannot cite a specific article however I learn a lot of this from the website of a policy think tank called AEI they post very interesting things and several had to do with the nuclear families positive effect on
Here is one such article there is another one I liked better but this is a good one too. www.aei.org/article/society-and-culture/family-matters/#mbl
And you don't think that their political bias influencers their reporting?
I want actual research in a peer-reviewed, well respected journal for statements like this, not opinions of pundits with a political ax to grind.
I realize their is a bias but the family is the building block of our economy politicians and public figures do not prattle on about family for nothing it is very important.
Also I do not really care what you want I was just stating an important element of our economy that is in jeopardy. Please don't make demands of people and dude what's your deal I know we argued on another poll but you do not need to continue to be
Mad we debated and remained at our own conclusions.
"Progression" toward what?
Apparently progression toward lack of moral accountability.
I considered explaining what I meant by that, but decided to have you guys interpret it as you wish. Whether it be a progression towards social freedom, religious influence on families, liberal/conservative tendencies, etc. I wanted people to then
explain their interpretation and answer. If you would like to see it as moral accountability that's perfectly fine. I was simply hoping for explanations behind people's reasoning regardless of their answer. :)
Things were created the way they are for a reason. That said, there is equality to think about. So I think we need a strong dose of both.
Actually any social structure found within the past couple thousand years isn't the same as the first social structure. There was no such thing as gender roles until the beginning of the agricultural revolution, but I think I understand where you're
getting at bean :)
Change for change's sake, is not good.
Eh, it can be
Well, dependent on the age and political association, they might think so.
Not really changing just to change isn't necessarily good if it ain't broke don't fix it
I'm very traditional. I think we also need to keep things simpler in life
Do you think it would be possible to change into an even simpler traditional social structure? (Just making a question based off of your answer not trying to influence any decision or belief)