Society and Civilization

A society is a group of people who interact with each other via a shared role or network. It may also refer to a social group that shares the same geographical location and is part of the same culture.

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Society and Civilization

Why do LDCs face obstacles to development?

Because MDCs dont

Television and Video
Society and Civilization
History, Politics & Society

Is media spoiling your young generation or not?

"Media" is a term that covers a vast array of information storage and delivery. It includes newspapers, magazines, books, radio, television, computer based storage and retrieval.

Do newspapers spoil our young generation? Probably not. And on line news services are also not considered to be harmful to young people. No doubt, content is available that delivers poor moral messages to people, young and old. Content on social media sites is often of such a poor quality that it is barely understandable and of no value at all.

It is far too general to arrive at an answer to the question. Some media are very good for children and teenagers, others are just the opposite. However, to blame a medium for harming a generation is simplistic and probably incorrect. Look to content carried by the medium to judge it, not the medium itself.

Society and Civilization
Human Behavior

Why do people fight?

Fighting is defined as a conflict between two parties with different views. One of the greatest gifts of humanity is the ability for us to be different. However, this is also one of our greatest flaws.

The human psyche is programmed to be different. This is why teachers, parents, and other adult figures often tell children to "be different". Yet, this causes problems. For years, psychologists and sociologists have been asking "why is this true?" This is also evident in animals. Even if they may be of the same type of animal (i.e. birds), different species will still fight with each other.

In our minds, we are born to think that we are correct in whatever we say or do. This is also colloquially known as "pride". Of course, no one can always be right about everything. Therefore, there will always be another contender. Naturally, our pride prevents us from admitting we are wrong, if indeed we are. As a result, conflicts arise as two people who believe or think differently about a subject cannot both be correct.

This leads us into an argument. The human mind is only capable of withstanding insults and attacks at our pride to a limit. When we are no longer able to hold it in, we lash out, believing wholeheartedly that we were wronged. In contrast, the "offender" would obviously think that they did nothing wrong, and that we lashed out for no reason. This again correlates to how the human mind is programmed to believe that we are always right and everyone else is wrong.

Heated arguments can sometimes lead into a fight. Similarly, heated fights can sometime evolve into a full-scale war.

In most cases, there is a right answer. Because there are over six billion people on Earth, and already nearing seven billion, there is bound to be at least one person who has the answer. It is up to them to resolve the conflict. In a perfect scenario, once this person presents their case, the conflict will be resolved. In reality, this would only be the case if the person with the answer is able to prove their case. Only with overbearing proof will the mind bow to a superior answer. This again correlates to the concept of "pride".

Now, how do pride and being different come together? Imagine a scenario in which there is no provable answer. A scenario in which people will believe in different things and think that what they believe is true and correct. Religion is one of the most perfect examples of this.

In contrast to what most people think, science and religion are actually completely unrelated. They do not always "battle" it out as most envision. Science is the study of facts and information. Religion is the study of the unknown or the unexplainable. Science rarely, if ever, dwells into things that cannot be proven, while religion does. This is why religion is such a large factor in the equation that relates why people have conflicts.

Think about what religion deals with. Gods and other deities. Creation and destruction. Heaven and Hell. What do these things all have in common? None of them can be proven. This is the part of religion that is untouchable by science: God (or gods), creation, and the afterlife cannot be proven nor disproven.

Think back to what pride is about: never being able to admit that oneself is wrong. Even if you verbally admit it, there will always be a thought in the back of your mind that says otherwise. This is the first factor in the equation.

Now think about being different. Greatest feat of humanity? Maybe. Substantial cause of conflicts? Undoubtedly. Now put religion and different in the same context. Is it possible for every single human to be of the same belief system? No. Everyone is born an atheist. That much is true. As a result, religion is a taught belief, particularly from parents. A hidden factor? Children. Children are all about changing. No matter how much a parent wishes their child to be just like them, it will most likely be impossible. The child will eventually grow to become more resistant to the parent's teachings, and as a result, the parent will continue to pressure the child into believing the same things.

Now this leads to another question. Why would this be? Why are children destined to be resistant from their parents? An indirect factor of conflict is the though of being free. Freedom is the most cherished value in the human mind. At the back of the child's mind is the need to be free. The need to not be told what to do. As a result, the parent's teachings are repelled and labeled as "bad". Now, the child will most likely not conform to the same belief after having unconsciously pushed itself away, essentially making the child different. Leading back to the original idea, we now have two essential factors: prideand being different. However, we are still missing one last factor.

The last part involved would be a subject that cannot be proven. As stated before, religion is a great example of this. However, opinion is as well. Who would want to settle for an answer from one person's point of view if they knew the question could never have a truly correct answer anyway? Now the equation is complete:

  • pride + different + subject that is unprovable = CONFLICT

Can this be prevented? Of course. Will it be prevented? Probably not. Psychologists have proven that only when presented with a common enemy, will people begin to unite and oppose the common enemy. Thus evolved the quote, "he who is the enemy of my enemy, is my friend." This can be shown with a variety of modern examples:

Take the United States for example, a country that is the symbol of unity and freedom. Is that what it truly is? At the time of the American Revolution, yes. The colonists disliked what the British government had imposed on them. They took matters into their own hands when they decided to present a universal front and rebel against the British.

Now, what used to be the British Empire and its colonies has now decreased to just the United States. Are there conflicts between the Americans? Yes. An example would be the American Civil War in which two parties with completely different views fought over their pride in what they did and a subject that cannot be proven: slavery. Slavery exists, that is as far as science can prove. Is slavery moral and should it be allowed? That is the question that remains unprovable, as the answer is a matter of personal opinion.

Either way, the South presented a universal front and opposed the North, which also presented a universal front. The physical conflict was resolved when the South surrendered. The North believed that the fight was over. But in the back of Southerners' mind, this may not be the case. Again, as in the American Revolution, the American Civil War divided a large entity into smaller portions, namely splitting the United States into the North and the South, just as the British Empire had been split into the British Empire and the rebelling colonies.

This can be divided even deeper. There is even conflict between states. As an example, Texas and California are major contenders at being the international port hub capital. Although it does not involve actual bloodshed, it is still considered to be a conflict.

Dividing it even smaller would be the rivalry between the two major cities of Texas: Houston and Dallas, which both aim to be the most important of the state. Dwelling even deeper could result in the discovery of conflicts between schools and neighborhoods.

In effect, yes, people can stop fighting if they were given a reason to unite together and present a universal front against a common enemy. The only way humankind could even come close to ceasing their own conflicts, is if an overwhelming force came out of nowhere and only targeted humans, for example: an extraterrestrial invasion. This is where pride will become a good thing. The pride instilled within us would urge everyone to unite and present a universal front that opposes the overwhelming force.

"Be proud of who you are. Don't blend with the crowd. Be different," parents and teachers say. This is very nice and all, but the question is: "to what extent?"

There is one other explanation.

People fight as a means of protecting themself from another person. They fight because they fear that if they love this other person, they will open themselves up to being attacked.

This brings up a question. Will the enemy attack an individual that tries to communicate a peaceful resolution? Three quotes come to mind.

"Someone who gives fear, feels fear himself."

"You can discover what your enemy fear most by observing the means he uses to frighten you."

"The things which we fear the most in life have already happened to us."

I say,

Love your enemy and he/she will love you.

In just the right way. ;)

Society and Civilization
Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings

What does the yellow equals sign in blue box mean?

It is a symbol created by the HRC, (Human Rights Campaign), an organization working to advance civil equality and personal liberty for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community. The equal sign (=), symbolizes human rights and is often cited as a token for the ongoing struggle and persecution the LGBTQ community still face.

History, Politics & Society
Politics and Government
Society and Civilization

What does concession becomes blasphemous mean?

All on the religion of Atheism! As of 2007 every single item that the Atheists had claimed as their proofs, since they had Lost in the Supreme court in the 1930s was done, by Order. And ALL that the Atheists had used were discovered by scientists to be Fakes! Most of what the Atheists had used as old fossils, turned out to really New Bones and all from already known of animals!

Atheism has been proven and declared to be a "religion with zero honest proofs"! A federal law was soon past that requires Atheism removed from all public schools in the USA~

History, Politics & Society
History of the United States
Australia in WW2
Society and Civilization

How have women's roles changed since 1900?

Have you ever since the reality show: "The 1940s House"? Where a family is picked out to live near London in WW2 stages. Have to do all they did back then.

See how this changes this family, including the woman! It is great!

History, Politics & Society
Society and Civilization
Academic Majors

Are robots better than human teachers?

Robots may be able to answer more questions, but it takes human teachers to connect with the students. If the sudent is having a bad day, the robot wont recognize that, nor will it know to go out of its way to help the student sort out fixing grades or life situations. I for one love the kids that I work with and appreciate them for the individuals that they are. A robot wont identify with them nor know to give positive reinforcement.

Math and Arithmetic
Ethics and Morality
Society and Civilization

What is DOUBLE standard of mentality?

Law makers, who are laso law breakers.

A thought process/action where an individual unfairly applies rules differently to others . For example, a member of the clergy who preaches morals to his or her congregation while behaving immorally.

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Society and Civilization

Why is cultural clothes important?

  1. they are important to the comunity and also to have simple life. and to show respect.


Cultural clothes are important to show off the culture of ones nation. It also helps to identify the nation acc to culture. Cultural clothes are our identity which includes our caste, history, race, tradition, status, festivals, languages etc. Thus, cultural clothes play a very imp role.

History, Politics & Society
Society and Civilization

Why tropical countries are so poor?

It is because they are not as well developed.

(2) many tropical countries are poor because they have been encouraged by earlier imperial rulers to base their economies primarily around crops that have no food value but only create an income by being exported to the affluent first world western countries: examples are tea, coffee, cocoa, sugar, cotton, tobacco, opium.

Philosophy and Philosophers
Society and Civilization

Is there more happiness or sadness in the world?

Happiness and sadness are both emotional responses to a person's current state, or situation. Each person has, at times, more of one than the other. Seldom does anyone have only complete happiness, or complete sadness.


Thoughtfulness is a sea of which happiness and sadness are the waves. All waves of happiness and sadness recede finally into thoughtfulness. It is so because happiness and sadness are reliefs and relapses provided to man by nature so that the concentration, gravity and longevity of thoughtfulness shall not become a black hole unto himself and consume him. John Milton while studying for his M.A., as part of his vivo vaci, had to write poems describing two things that are in perfect contrast to each other. This was how the famous poems Allegro and Il Penseroso were born. Allegro means The Cheerful Man and Il Penseroso means The Thoughtful Man. He aptly termed it The Thoughtful Man, not The Sad Man. When we are not happy we are thoughtful, not sad. When we are not happy, it is to thoughtfulness that we are falling, not to sadness.


Of course there is more sadness in the world. The poor and the rich, civilized and uncivilized, black and white, and most of them are sad. Mainly because everyone is running after happiness. Unhappy people are trying to overcome sadness while happier people are struggling to maintain their happiness. This ultimately leads to sadness. Therefore most of the people are sad. The main reason for sadness is greediness or craving. Except for the few people who have overcome this craving, all are sad. This means there is more sadness in the world.


Let's review: there is dying, attacks, bombing, and who knows what else. This world has been overrun by sadness and despair.


In spite of the ceaseless yearning for happiness, many people do experience true happiness, and sometimes it comes during the bleakest of circumstances. Many people define happiness incorrectly, when what they really mean is *joy* (not entirely the same thing). One can be happy by being content, or satisfied, or find happiness in the joy of others.


History, Politics & Society
Society and Civilization

Social class and love?

Please ask your question in a COMPLETE sentence so it can be understood and answered.

I am going to guess that you are asking about love and inter-class relationships. In answer to that, I will say this; Love knows no class, religious, race or caste distinction. It is only parental, community, racial, peer group, gender group and societal expectations and taboos, along with the guilt associated with violating those expectations and taboos, that keep people from not only having relationships with others deemed "not of their kind", but from many times, even having the ability to meet others outside their group or "social class" that they may fall in love with, incurring their parents' and societal displeasure. Keeping a group of people separate from another group is many times passed down unwittingly from one generation to the next. Old wives tales and phrases, depicting a particular group as lazy, shifty, "dumb", untrustworthy, greedy, or not worthy, are passed on to children without parents even realizing what they are doing. This is a system of segregation that has probably been effective since the beginning of man and the creation of groups of those who "have" versus those who "have not" in society. Like exclusive clubs who exclude others from them, at some early point, groups of early humans who thought alike, or looked alike, or had more food or material things than other groups, rationalized why they were somehow "special" and needed to exclude people. And those rationalizations went beyond presumed material wealth. They grew to include anyone who was "different" from the norm or average. Like being left handed. Being left handed, in a predominantly right handed world, is difficult. Being right handed, I attempted to use left handed scissors and failed miserably. I teach dining skills in my business. There are a few dining utensils that were made specifically for left handed people, but they are rare. 80% of the world population is said to be right handed. Though I am unsure as to whether that statistic is accurate. Many left handed people may claim to be right handed. Why would someone do that? A variety of reasons, not the least of which is the need to please others and "fit in" to society. Example: I was working with a Middle Eastern client a few years ago. She had 2 young boys. When we were discussing Middle Eastern dining and the practice of one not eating with his or her left hand, as it was the "unclean" hand, she said this; "We were not taught that, but as children we do learn that people who are right handed are very smart, very good, trustworthy and beautiful. They get along very well with others, are artistic and are kind to everyone. People who are left handed are crafty, cunning, they are not beautiful. They are sly. Do you know what I mean? So no one really wants to be left handed." I explained that those stereotypes were passed down to children to make them use their right hands, as the left hand was used for hygienic purposes, among other things. Thus, the left hand was the "unclean" hand. The right hand was the "clean" hand. It was a system someone came up with, at some point. The dialogue passed on to children of every generation was to keep the system in place and to have everyone in that group or society, doing things uniformly. Like eating with the right hand, while doing things deemed unhygienic, with the left. It worked for that group and moved throughout other societies. One of the kindest women I ever knew was left handed. She was my grandmother. My brother is also one of the kindest and giving people I know, and is extremely philanthropic. He is left handed. We are not Middle Eastern, yet several family members did try to "correct" my brother's "left handedness" in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when we were young. One last thought... I do hope you are not of the impression that having money, equals having "class". One can have class, but no money. One can have a lot of money, and no class. Not really knowing what your question was to begin with, I hope this either enlightens you in some way, or gives you something to think about.

Society and Civilization
Soaps and Detergents

When was plant detergent first used?

It has been used for AGES! That's what they started out with.

Thank you!

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Society and Civilization

How many children does odb have?


Society and Civilization

Has society become more rude and unpolished?

"The world is passing through troublous times. The young people of

today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for

parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as

if they knew everything, and what passes for wisdom with us is

foolishness with them. As for the girls, they are forward, immodest

and unladylike in speech, behavior and dress."

- Peter the Hermit, A.D. 1274

"The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for

authority, they show disrespect to their elders.... They no longer

rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents,

chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their

legs, and are tyrants over their teachers."

-Attributed to Socrates, by Plato 380 BC

"I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on

frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond

words... When I was young, we were taught to be discreet and

respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise

[disrespectful] and impatient of restraint"

-Hesiod, 8th century BC

Society and Civilization

Where does racism take place most?

Racism exists in many minds of many people all over the earth, so it's hard to pinpoint where it takes place the most. Just because there may not be many in any given place whose actions aren't based in racism, such as segregating, profiling, etc., it doesn't mean racism doesn't exist there and that anyone who lives there isn't discriminatory.

Famous People
Society and Civilization

Who is the kindest person in history?

当你在想某件事情时,一种特定的共鸣会在你周围被创造出来,围绕在你周围的是某种特定的振动。那就是为什么你会发现有时候当某人靠近你时,你会毫无理由地开始感到难过。即使对方没有说出任何负向的话语,他说不定甚至还笑着、很高兴地与你碰面,但是一种悲伤仍然从内在紧抓住你。当然,也有些时候,当你和某些人在一起时,你可能会突然开始高兴起来。   当你进入一个房间时,你可能会感觉到内在突然的变化。你会感觉到有些什么神圣或可怕的感觉紧抓着你。有些时候,你觉得自己被平静与安宁所围绕着,有时候你觉得自己被不安的感觉所围绕着。你没有办法了解自己这种突然的变化,你开始觉得好奇:「我之前明明觉得很平静,但为什么不安的感觉会突然出现在我的脑海里。」事实上,你的周围充满了思想波,而这些思想波二十四小时都不断地进入你的内在。

Languages and Cultures
Informative Speech
Society and Civilization

Why is language important in civilization?

Its important because if we couldn't speak with our own language then we couldn't talk to each other. Talking is very useful when interacting with other humans. For example, if we are hurt or need help, we can call a friend and ask them to help. Language is vital for learning and to pass information and knowledge from one person in a society to the next, until everybody has learnt it. This gives large numbers of humans the skills needed for progress.

Language also is a way of controlling human emotions. If you see something which scares you, calling it a pleasant name such as 'Coo-coo' or 'fluffy bunny' helps to make it seem far less scary. A person can be calmed down when angry or upset and whole countries can do various important actions, such as in World

War Two when communities were asked to grow their own food due to shortages and lack of imports.

Language has played a crucial part in developing civilisations. Even in prehistoric times, humans used language to prepare hunting strategies which allowed them to kill huge animals such as mammoths. Language eventually lead to the creation of written languages which further increased the spread of information.

Society and Civilization
Political Theory

What does the welfare state provide in the UK?

Minimum standard of life and a minimum income for all.

Society and Civilization
The Difference Between

What is the difference between racism and classism?

The difference is racism deals with someone being judgemental and discriminatory because of someone elses race/ethnicity. Classism deals with someone being discriminatory because of someone elses social/economic class. Though it should be noted, the two can sometimes overlap.

History, Politics & Society
Society and Civilization

What does breakaway region mean?

Usually, any time you read of a breakaway region it is referring to an area or region in a country which does not want to be governed or ruled by the country or government which claims it as its own. Throughout history, there has always been the constant and never ending struggle between those who are ruled and those who rule. Any group of people within a particular area or region which share a common bond, be it their ethnicity, language, culture, religion, etc. often join or stand together to procure or protect their shared goals and objectives. This can be seen throughout history in just about every part of the world. Normally, what is desired is to be independent and be able to live and govern themselves as they desire or see fit. A prime example of this would be some of the countries that made up part of the former Soviet Union after World War II until the early 1990s. Many of the former states that were taken over by the Soviet Union after World War II were not willing to remain part of the Union any longer. Many had wanted to break away much earlier but simply were not able to do so. Those who wanted to remain tied to Russia were included as part of the Russian Federation. Even in countries which did break away from Russian domination, there remained areas or regions which did not want to break ties with Russia such as South Ossetia and Abkhasia in the former Soviet Union member state of Georgia. These are referred to as breakaway regions from Georgia. Once any government has taken power by force and claimed authority over a certain area of land and people, any region within that area which has fought for independence from it or continues to fight for independence is referred to as a break away region. Once a region has been successful in its efforts to break away, it may continue to be referred to as a breakaway region by the power which once dominated and controlled it and by others who choose to identify it as such. Many times the breakaway regions are not nearly as large as those that made up the former Soviet Union.

History of the United States
War and Military History
Society and Civilization

What are Dan Daly and Smedley Butler known for?

Dan Daly and Smedley Bulter were known for their campaigns and earning the Medal of Honor.....Daly's were for Peking (1900) and Haiti (1915), Smedley's were Vera Cruz (1914) and Haiti (1915).....Also Daly's famous for his quote "come on you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever!"

Spanish to English
Society and Civilization

What is the Fragata Española?

The Spanish term Fragata Española means, in English, Spanish Frigate.

In the Armada Española - the Spanish Navy - at present are ten clase fragata , or frigate class ships, four F-100 and six F-80.

Society and Civilization

Why does cultural diffusion occur?

Mainly through trade and human migration, but recently it has been a largely self-sustaining entity that goes as a huge part of the information age where people can just google something in England and know all about the culture in Peru. The term westernization describes people purposefully adopting the "advanced" or "popular" culture of a dominant state simply because that state is dominant and must be that way partially because of its culture. Cultural diffusion, or syncretism (no that is not spelled wrong), is a strange phenomenon in today's economy and facilitates trade rather than trade facilitating it.


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