Making changes in how we see ourselves, how we treat others in our lives, how we speak about others and about social problems like . . .
In theory, this should work. In practice, it has worked to some extent. I, for one, would not want to go back to the Good Old Days of 1900 or 1950 or whatever.
But despite these improvements, we still have a long ways to go. The question is: “how do we get there?”
Is a few more of us acquiring skills of “sociological imagination” really going to the world forward?
Especially when we see conflict, confrontation, and confusion in much of our political discourse?
My position is that we cannot progress further until we somehow fix the “nation” of our collective psyche.