Essay On Collective Consciousness

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Collective consciousness is a set of beliefs, ideas and traditions within a certain society. With its definition, it can be said that the term is etched in society’s culture since its members share some traits and characteristics with one another. For example, as Filipinos, we are known to value our families greater than those in western countries because we don’t leave our parents when we reach 18. Besides this, a good example of collective consciousness is the Bayanihan spirit where there is communal unity and camaraderie. Back then, it was often referred to as the act where members of a community would help families move by moving their whole house. Nowadays, this virtue can be seen on the Filipino people. While there are no physical houses to be lifted and moved up, acts are now done in order to uplift each other’s lives without compensation. For example, people here would be glad to help their neighbors whenever they can such as providing cooking ingredients when one…show more content…
The availability of information became easily accessible because of ICTs. However, technologies can also be used to spread misinformation which can be used to further divide the people. As such, while there is a trove load of information that is readily available to us, we should learn how to scrutinize and validate it for its authenticity and reliability. Before the information age, the challenge was to bridge the gap between the information rich and the information poor. With that advent of the information age, we should now focus on how to value and utilize the information that is made available to us to unite the people and not to make it divided even more. We should therefore use our newfound knowledge in order to make the world a better place. As Kofi Annan once said, “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every
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