Benefits Of Sociological Imagination

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Sociological Imagination The sociological imagination is the ability to look beyond one’s own everyday life as a cause for daily successes and failures and see the entire society in which one lives as potential cause for these things. Many individuals experience one or more social problems personally. For example, many people are poor and unemployed, many are in poor health, and many have family problems. When we hear about these individuals, it is easy to think that their problems are theirs alone, and that they and other individuals with the same problems are entirely to blame for their difficulties. Sociology imagination takes a different approach, as it stresses that individual problems are often rooted in problems stemming from aspects …show more content…

It is a world marked by rapid changes, deep conflicts, tensions and social divisions, as well as by increasing concerns about the destructive impact of human societies on the natural environment. Yet we also have new opportunities for controlling our destiny and shaping our lives for the better that would have been unimaginable to earlier generations. This has been enhanced by sociological imaginative. Sociological imaginative helps us assess the truth of common sense in every situation like in studies, and in our entire daily doing. It helps us assess both opportunities and constraints in our lives. The application of your sociological imagination can enrich our life as you navigate the choices, opportunities, and barriers that we all encounter. It can explain why there might be so many opportunities or barriers in your path. Privilege, or the lack thereof, certainly makes for an easier ride or walk. Once you are able to identify that something like privilege can affect the kind of path you’re on, you may then be able to deal more effectively with what’s in front of you, or at least understand better what’s going …show more content…

By having a better understanding of the world, you learn why the world acts the way it does. Not only this, but it also helps your understanding in day-to-day life. For example, why people stare at the numbers in an elevator and are reluctant to make eye contact in this setting. It helps you to stand back, be logical and rational before you simply react. Sociological imaginative has helped me to become a more tolerant, acceptant, and culturally and ethnically sensitive individual. I no longer have the same ethnocentric attitude I used to have, and although I may not agree with people’s actions or views, I have a clearer understanding as to why different groups of people (ethnic, social, economic, age, and gender) act in a certain way, or believe in a certain

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