Sociological Imagination And Social Imagination

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Individuals within society are influenced by the socio-economic factors of the society which they inhabit. This essay will discuss Sociological imagination which was first mentioned by author C.W. Mills who wrote a book with the same title. The personal problem that will be discussed is childhood trauma, because it is broad this essay will focus more on depression and how it effects society on a larger scale. Lastly this essay will then show the advantages of using Social Imagination in our everyday life’s and how we can use it to the benefit of society on a wider scale. Social Imagination is the concept of being able to differentiate a personal problem from a problem that is affecting a wider society on a much larger scale. The ability to…show more content…
If this scenario is viewed in isolation it will be a personal problem but if it is viewed under the microscope of social imagination it will reveal that due to society’s high standards and obsession with beauty has effected number of people in society. In a nutshell Social imagination is being able to distinguish personal problems…show more content…
The issue at hand is childhood trauma but as mentioned before Depression will be focused on the most. Depression is often overlooked due to underestimation of effects to a person. Depression is caused by parental absence, anxiety, stress and substance abuse. Another large factor that causes depression is social isolation for example loneliness in university because of lack of acceptance from peers is a form of social isolation that leads to depression. Depression is an illness which can lead too many more problems such as mental illness, inability to cope with day to day aspects of human life, violence and aggression, alcohol and drug addiction as well as unemployment, and depending on the severity of the abuse sustained childhood trauma. A very close cousin of mine grew up in a home in which his father would physically and emotionally abuse his mother and himself. He was in and out of hospital due to the beatings given to his mother by his dad would sometimes land her in hospital. He struggled to cope in school and matters worsened when his father grew sick and eventually passed on because his mother blamed him for their loss. In the end he moved to an orphanage, but he never recovered from the trauma of his childhood. This family problem is not unique as there are a lot of children and parents that have depression, this
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