Dear Society,

You are a real tough cookie!  Where am I supposed to begin? What am I supposed to talk about?

Most people don't even know the complexities of different societies across the globe.
Most people don’t even know the complexities of different societies across the globe.

I would like to note that I have to be very careful as a writer while making commentary about society.  To begin with, I have to establish the geographical location and the time period while talking about society.  If I want to talk about American society ,I have to be specific in what area I’m talking about.  Southern California is nothing like the bayous in Alabama.

Birds were shot in both photos.  Some with guns and some with a camera.
Birds were shot in both photos. Some with guns and some with a camera.

American society 500 years ago is vastly different compared to American society today in 2014.

We may have cars... but the Native Americans didn't have traffic.
At least the Native Americans didn’t have traffic…

In “first world countries” (as if all the un-modernized countries are so backwards that they don’t even deserve to put in the same world as us)  the goal of life is typically to get a good paying job, start a family, and find a passion.  The most honorable lifestyle for the Sioux tribe was to be a soldier and die on enemy territory.  That’s quite a clash in societal ideologies.

People used to have to hunt for their chicken nuggets.  Now we have MacDonald's.
People used to have to hunt for their chicken nuggets.  Now we have McDonald’s.

So when the word “society” is brought up, we have to be careful while making quick conclusions.  Not everything is the way it used to be, and nothing will be the same.  In 20 years, there will be a new generation and the new technologies that I am experience in my time will be outdated and old to future generations.

See, the Motorola Razr is so old that they put it in a museum.
See, the Motorola Razr is so old that they put it in a museum.

Society, you are constantly changing and you are consistently different in different parts of the world.  The society I’m living in is great (for all I know we could all be indoctrinated to believe that this is the best way to live life) but I am interested in how other societies and cultures exist across the world.  I am very interested in this, so if any of my readers have cultures or societies that they would like me to explore, I implore you to leave a comment with your recommendation 🙂

Truly yours,

Chris.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Dear Society,

  1. This is my favorite post of yours. It just makes me think. About a lot of things. And every single caption made me laugh haha. I also like how you put the most thought-provoking commentary in parenthesis (as if you didn’t want people to notice how intelligent you are). Oh and puns. Puns are good.
    ~Celine

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