Wednesday, August 24, 2022

In the 21st century's year 2022 the words "social class" heralds new perception

In the year 2022 and beyond, global society will have to reckon with another perception about the "social class" order that will re-identify the mid-21st century's "social class" with another perception:  depending on who is most affected by an altered social class will determine whether wars are fought and for whom.
Wikipedia.org defines the words "social class" as, "…A grouping of people into a set of hierarchical social categories,  the most common being the upper, middle and lower classes. Membership in a social class can for example be dependent on education, wealth, occupation, income, and belonging to a particular subculture or social network.
And the new global perception of the 2 words "social class" are further defined  among the definitions offered by Google's link to Oxford Languages definitions:  "…the system of ordering a society in which people are divided into sets based on perceived social or economic status..." 
This same Google link Oxford Languages definition offers another even more defining definition:  "…people who are socially disenfranchised by class". 
Encyclopedia.com" reference illustrates how the words "social class" affects the global community, i.e. "… CLASS, STATUS, AND ORDER. All human societies require systems of classification..." 
According to Encyclopedia.com, "…These systems straddle the imagined boundary between the ideal and the real, creating a standard by which society can assess, judge, and, if necessary, punish…" 
This same Encyclopedia.com has further insights about "social class. 
"…Early modern Europeans inherited from their medieval ancestors a system of classification called the society of orders, yet they lived in a world increasingly structured by economic status, which modern societies have termed a society of classes. Historians long accepted three simple propositions about European social classification: The Middle Ages had a society of orders; the nineteenth and twentieth centuries had a society of classes; and early modern times had neither, forming a sort of battlefield in which "classes" overcame "orders…"
 
 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Let's examine the words "chaos" and "transition" and apply liberally to the state of your personal world

 

Let's start with the word chaos, a link wasn't listed but according to Google "chaos theory, in mechanics and mathematics, the study of apparently random or unpredictable behavior in systems governed by deterministic laws. A more accurate term, deterministic chaos, suggests a paradox because it connects two notions that are familiar and commonly regarded as incompatible."

To apply liberally to the state of your personal world, I cite all the current "social" problems to include living with "monetary worries" such as inflation affecting everything you buy, including gas, the cost of heating, air conditioning.

And as well, unexpected physical issues, no matter how old or young you are, we all had almost three years of COVID 19 restrictions and vaccinations, yet some were attacked by variations of the COVID plague despite the continuous series of more https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chaosvaccinations.

Unexpected events like a car crash can trigger all sorts of latent physical problems related to lifestyle choices.

Over-dependence on "big pharma" allows taking a pill instead of changing bad habits, like over-eating, or eating foods that cause diabetes, for instance, or, substituting whatever "big pharma" advises to lower blood pressure, instead of exercise like daily walking up and down hills for at least a half hour.

 

As for the word "transition" I don't have a link but according to Google, "Transition words and phrases (also called linking words, connecting words, or transitional words) are used to link together different ideas in your text. They help the reader to follow your arguments by expressing the relationships between different sentences or parts of a sentence."

Here's another Google example re examples of "transitions" without a link, "On the contrary, contrarily, notwithstanding, but, however, nevertheless, in spite of, in contrast, yet, on one hand, on the other hand, rather, or, nor, conversely, at the same time, while this may be true."

How about linking this word "transition" to "chaos" and combine liberally to your personal world.

The uncertainty of what the government is going to do to make your life more difficult, whether it be deciding on limits to where you drive and what kind of car you drive, or perhaps not allowing you to drive, perhaps limiting you to public transportation but not guarantying your safety, is disturbing.

And government is the one who decides whether you can own a home by adding property taxes you can't afford, or mandating how you heat and cool your home by allowing utility providers to charge what they want without any traditional oversight by your state PSC, since the legislature of your state has "redefined" the standards for public utilities.

The very idea that your government can decide how and where you live and by whose standards, what kind of medical care you must have and are limiting your choices to what the politicians you didn't elect, but who were elected by allowing the voting process to go on for months and are not requiring ID, are now elected to  define.

Politicians you didn't vote for have special privileges like "security protection paid for by taxpayers" and you have to wonder if the "red flag law" will be triggered to limit your ability to defend yourself even when you are attacked, plus you can be sued for "protecting yourself."

Even worse, your government can define "transition" as ideas and more than one thing at one time, perhaps conversely so, and make you unsure about what they will do next to limit what you are allowed to do. 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chaos 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transition 

https://www.britannica.com/science/chaos-theory