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It seems that sociology is a study with opinions perspectives anddefinitions that change and sometimes complement each other as you lookfrom one sociologist to another C Wright Mills was one to look atsociology in a way that involves a two-way street between an individualand society Peter L Berger is one that discusses those who are bothable and unable to obtain a sociological perspectiveMills is known for using the terms personal troubles and socialissues and according to him the former is the later when a personexperiences a personal trouble it is commonly derived from asocial issue This concept is one that I feel to be very relatablewith all of the issues our country has been facing for the past severalyears When my older brother graduated from high school the country was in themidst of a war He had had the option of receiving a college educationfull-ride scholarships were being offered to him so that he could playfootball and instead of accepting he joined the Army He had chosen toserve the country in a time of war As the years have passed he has madehis own family and experienced two deployments now he would lovenothing more than to have the option of getting out but with decline ofthe economy and a family to take care of reenlisting has been his onlyoption At first his personal trouble had been choosing to join theArmy when the social issue was the country being at war Now thesocial issue of a poor economy and high unemployment is forcing himto stay in the Army so that he knows he will have a source of income forhis family When we can simplify issues and understand them on a morepersonal level PAGE
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