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My Sociological Imagination In my words, Sociological imagination is away for a person to look at their life as a result of t

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My Sociological Imagination In my words, Sociological imagination is a way for a person to look at their life as a result of their interaction with society. It can explain why a life is lived with way it is lived and all events, decisions, successes, and failures that have occurred. In my life I have encountered many situations, problems, opportunities and events. I can use my sociological imagination to examine these and figure out why I am the way I am and also why I have chosen to do certain things When I was born, my father was in medical school. He was a practicing doctor by the time I was four and was the first person in southern California to get an MRI machine for his office. Being one of the pioneers of Magnetic Resonance Imagining has made him very successful and allowed for my family to be very well off. ...read more.


Other historical events that have shaped both me and society are the Cold War and the economy of recent years. When I was a boy I began to learn about the Cold War and communism. I was taught that the reason for the Cold War was to make sure that we as a country stayed strong in order to keep communism from spreading to American and destroying our free way of life. I was also taught that freedom and capitalism are great because there is always incentive for hard work in our society. I remember watching Rocky IV and thinking how horrible it must be to live in a communist society. Because of these events I can easily say that I am a capitalist and am happy to live in a capitalist society. This feeling has only grown stronger in recent years. The success of the economy has given me such and interest in economics and business that I have taken it upon myself to do market research and basically figure out how to make money in the stock market. ...read more.


In addition to this, I have been affected by the governments anti- drug campaigns. Because of the ads on TV I don't want my brain to be like that on drugs. Also, I don't want to smoke or drink heavily. I don't know if this would have been the case had I grown up I another country where at least smoking is not so heavily advertised against. In these examples, I feel society has shaped my mentality towards what I should do. This is my idea of why I am the way I am through the use of my sociological imagination. I feel that I have grown up a certain way due to factors that society and historical events are responsible for. My sociological imagination has told me much about who I am and I plan to continue to use it to continue to find myself and define myself. I see that it is a powerful tool and I feel stronger and better than before I had explored myself in this way. ...read more.

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