by Reverend Katherine Marple
“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
Actually, that quote originally came from “A Tale of Two Cities”, by Charles Dickens, but socioculture says that Mr. Spock laid claim on it. A perfect example of what the truth is as opposed to what culture teaches the masses.
Culture evolves, humans do not: “Sociocultural theory is a emerging theory in psychology that looks at the important contributions that society makes to individual development. This theory stresses the interaction between developing people and the culture in which they live……Sociocultural theory focuses not only how adults and peers influence individual learning, but also on how cultural beliefs and attitudes impact how instruction and learning take place.According to Vygotsky, children are born with basic biological contraints on their minds. Each culture, however, provides what he referred to as ‘tools of intellectual adaptation.’ These tools allow children to use their basic mental abilities in a way that is adaptive to the culture in which they live.” Read the rest of Vygotsky’s theory here.
This country is groaning with what it thinks it knows rather than the truth. Is there truth in advertising? Obviously not, there are too many variables in the decision making process; there are polls, surveys, message boards to consider. In other words, there is WAY too much information out there to make a proper decision. So then, what’s the problem?