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Society is defined as A human community usually with a relatively fixed territorial location sharing a common culture and common activities There is cultural and institutional interdependence between members of the society and they are to some extent differentiated from other communities and groups Societies are generally identified as existing at the level of nation states but there can be regional and cultural communities within nation states that possess much of the cultural distinctiveness and relative self-sufficiency of societies Online dictionary of social sciences Merriam-Webster defines society as an enduring and co-operating social group whose members have developed organised patterns of relationships through interaction with one another Merriam-Webster PG In light of a description such as this one may readily argue the fact that contemporary society does not exist Clearly mankind has reached an apex of incompatibility inasmuch as racial political economic and social intolerance is at an all-time high The effects of individualistic tendencies within society and the fact that people are too concerned with their own well being to provide for those less fortunate serves to highlight this While one may understand the motivation behind such behaviour that does not mean it is condoned being that people are often his or her own worst enemies Durkheim believed that man is a selfish being who has limitless desires noting that there exists no common denominator between humanity and the rest of nature which is satisfied once biological requirements have been reached Indeed mankind stands alone in his endless quest for more a concept which Durkheim considered to be the reason society is its own opposing force To be unique within a world of uniformity is a quest sought by many people however it is by way of such an objective that one can be labelled as selfish and intolerant of commonly accepted methods This negative connotation of individualism which is to maintain an independence from the norm has cast an even
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