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Response to rrneck (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:15 PM

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Anomie describes a lack of social norms; "normlessness"
It describes the breakdown of social bonds between an individual and their community, if under unruly scenarios possibly resulting in fragmentation of social identity and rejection of self-regulatory values.


That describes what I am feeling is the root of this problem.
I sense a loss of "community" where standards are learned.
That process usually involved some kind of consequences for inappropriate behavior.

I grew up in the 50s, and we were TAUGHT "sportsmanship" (for lack of a better word).
usually by a Father, Coach, Elder, or a Mentor.
This was a List of Rules that don't come naturally to a child.

*Never pick on someone smaller

*Never Run-Up-the-Score

*It isn't WINNING, but HOW you play the game

*Never kick somebody

*Never hit somebody when they are down

*Never use a stick or a rock

*Always HELP the disadvantaged

*If your side is "winning", give the other side your best player

*Never Rub-it-In.

*Never Taunt

*Never gloat

*Never Take Credit yourself for something good.

*Lose with DIGNITY and congratulate the Winners


Those are just a few off the top of my head,
but there were many more...
and those were Shared, Peer Values when I was young.
We played together, and policed each other.
Those "values" are GONE.



"Community" has been replaced with "Social Media".
This loss of standards is even visible on DU.

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