Family as a Microcosm of the Larger Society: Implications for Societal Development
11 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2009 Last revised: 17 May 2010
Date Written: December 5, 2009
The evolution of the society from the promiscuous stage to the familial structure is its continuation to larger unions known as the society. The family is a microcosm of the larger society because it is the reflection and or representation of the larger society. Whatever structure found in society is also found in the family. Whatever troubles or problems endemic in the society are also found in the family. Both structures are not only reinforcing in growth, they are also reinforcing in Natural creation and destruction. The steps for solving societal problems must therefore begin from the family that will permeate and interpenetrate the larger society through its process of socialization and interaction. This is the advocation of this paper.
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