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I think from what I've read that a lot of sociologists would suggest both positions are not mutually exclusive and are useful to hold in tandem. I believe anthropologists would tend to agree and I would assume psychologists would too, but they don't exactly hit both positions equally, and I know even less about psychology than I do anthropology, which is little.
I know of few sociologists that would not condemn that behavior, but I almost guarantee that those same sociologists would also see that condemnation as a gross waste of time without recognizing and addressing the fundamental norms and values that cause that institution in that society; i.e. the information provided by position two is useless without the interpretation provided by position one and vice versa, and that, while the culture creates the institutions that individuals are expected and forced to follow, there would be no culture or institutions without individuals perpetuating them.
So maybe not a good or complete answer, but I am not aware of anything better.
I'd have trouble articulating anything beyond that or expanding that to other conclusions and positions without having to use one of the main perspectives to justify any points, so I'll stop there before I say something annoying and/or stupid.
I really feel like I'm not in reality. a lot of stuff is going on. A lot of stressful things, a lot of really bad things. Things i should be worried about really, but i just feel numb. I kind of feel like I'm trapped in a stupid virtual reality that's really more extensive then what it should be. Like things are just happening around me and I'm just there. I'm frequently finding myself contemplating just who i am, and just finding things out about myself that i really prefer not to know, as well as thinking just what i really mean to people, and if i really have an impact in any of my projects and bs i do. I constantly second guess what I am doing and I just don't feel what felt before with people. I don't really know how to go any further in detail with what I'm feeling. I don't know what to do, its been getting slowly worse and worse for about two months, and it has concerned me for a while but when i bring it up to people I'm usually told to suck it up and be a man about it.