Based on C. Wright Mills, and Nacirema readings and Inequality for all film by Robert Reich.
Socialists rely on the unusual type of critical and creative thinking when they aim at understanding social behaviour. In his description of social behaviour, C. Wright Mills states that sociological imagination aide in comprehension of the relationship between individuals thus providing the links between our immediate self and the entire society. This ability to view the society from a more general perspective enables individuals overcome the traditional and cultural biases that have ever existed.
The aspect of sociological imagination understands the daily happening when viewed as a tool for empowerment as it has enabled us to visualize beyond how we normally perceive things and be able to view the world from a totally different perspective. This presents why sociology offers new insights into what is going on around you, in your own life as well as in the larger society because our lives rely on common sense to get us through many unfamiliar situations.
Workers interacting on the job, encounters in public places like bus stops and parks, behaviour in small groups these are all aspects of social interaction that helps us understand society as a whole. People originating from varied backgrounds usually sue different symbols convey a particular message; the problem is that different communities use same symbols to convey different messages. All those acts of using symbolic methods to interact provide forms of nonverbal communication which are varied from gestures, facial expressions, and postures.
While arguing out his case, sociologist C. Wright Mills is of the view that individuals must understand the extraneous nature of individuals as a practice of sociological imagination since these practices are a great contribution to individual situations that individuals undergo and greatly contribute to the society’s influences on an individual’s outcome. He notes that from a greater perspective it helps us understand how history and social structure affect people when we see social issues from our personal viewpoints only, interpreting actions at face value as the efforts to control them become defined as moral obligation latency varies over time within all societies as does the degree to which fatalism reflects their major value orientation.
Individuals inhabit poverty stricken nations always leave in fear of unpredictable risks which are coupled with exemplified by subsistence farmers facing sudden disasters from landslides, drought or flood, disease or crop failure and other weather-related emergencies. The level of inequality that exists between individuals inhabiting poor nations and those in developed countries is that the members of the underdeveloped nations have experience limited access to the basic survival conditions which include uncontaminated water and adequate food. This is however not similar to their counterparts who enjoy access to effective public services offering basic healthcare, literacy, and schooling, and an adequate income.
There is a wider gap between these two groups because their countries of origin as one often faces environmental degradation, widespread gender inequality, and a legacy of deep-rooted ethnic conflict which are difficult to overcome these difficulties as the problem extend further to the countries administration bodies as is seen through corruption in government, an ineffective public sector, and political instability.
These economies upgrade to industrial societies then further move to affluent post-industrial societies bringing an improvement to the basic conditions of human security through the process of industrialization and human development helping developing countries to move from extreme poverty and I the long run reducing the uncertainty and daily risks to survival that people face as is well documented in the United National Development Program and the World Bank.
The changing to industrial based practices from moderate-income manufacturing assists to lift the populations from extreme poverty while improving the common living standards of individuals as experienced by developed societies that have better hospitals, trained healthcare professionals, access to basic drugs and medicine, and public services reducing infant and child mortality, immunization programs, family planning, and more adequate prevention and treatment against the ravages of HIV/AIDS.
Although we believe that human development and conditions of economic equality usually generate growing levels of security, this generalization should be understood as most probable and not easily determined by specific situation factors making it not easily predict exactly what will happen in any given society. This case affects underdeveloped nations at a great proportion
It is of belief that having peace through proper security measures that stirs modern development, but the peace and development can be momentarily halted or temporarily reversed after sudden acts or rather dramatic events come up such as major natural disasters, experience of wars, or severe recessions.
Countries struggling with various financial related problems such as record debt defaults, a ruined banking system, deep disparagement politics, and currency devaluation pose a risk of loosing a number of their working pool of middle class professionals who may have lost their savings and their jobs – teachers, office workers, and civil servants who suddenly resort to crook methods of gaining livelihoods means.