Paradigm Definition

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There are so many definitions and ways to define or describe the concept of paradigms. After research it has been found that the word ‘paradigm’ summed up in short means that it’s nothing more than a large number of habits and beliefs that are held by a group of people or an intangible indoctrination to thought processes that can explain our environment in the same context on that it was created. As I mentioned a paradigm is beliefs and habits held by people but these beliefs aren’t held by just one person but passed on and believed by generations. A paradigm is definitely a mental issue and has complete control over our behaviour and perception of things. Humans are born in a world of make-believe and are designed to be programmed. We…show more content…
I don’t necessarily agree with these paradigms but I grew up with them and as a child I never really questioned them. For example, the high school I went to. Why did everyone decide to apply for that specific school? I thought about it and realized that it was not because of friends and the fun we would’ve been able to have but merely because of the fact that we were told by primary school teachers, parents and even friends that the specific school and its system is of high academic standard and that the school offers many academic subjects. However, the school offered very few practical subjects, which might have been more suitable for many students. The paradigm that was formed in the above mentioned scenario is that I and other young people were told that the only way success can be reached is through excellent acceleration in academic and sport performance. Why does everyone think that we can only reach success if our academics and sport is of a high standard? I always felt that a person could also be successful as an artists and by making things with your hands. High school made me feel that I had to fit in a box of academics and sports and that nothing else of who I was as a person deep inside, was ever explored. That made me unhappy as a…show more content…
When I was younger I thought that success lies only in the monetary value of a person. I thought that if a person earned a lot of money and if a person is very wealthy they can be classified as successful. My thinking was probed by what most people think and how the world is seen by most people, therefore I thought this is how the world works. A very recent example of this statement is the Steinhoff debacle. People became so obsessed with money and making more money at all costs, that important things such as family life, religion, values, nature etc. became unimportant. If money were thought to be the matter of success, then what would happen if the matter, ‘money’, is taken away? Will the success of a person still be compared to the value of their money? On the other side of the coin we find people with very little money who would describe themselves as successful, because they are happy with who they are. They love themselves and they would describe themselves as successful because they have achieved what not many people can say they have achieved. They are happy, kind, loving, set not to do damage to the earth or other individuals, they are deeply religious, they are basically good and are doing good things for humanity. Would we rather be able to call this
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